Gulf Fall and Uplands
The interim Australian bioregions,
with Gulf Fall and Uplands in red
Area118,479.09 km2 (45,745.0 sq mi)
Localities around Gulf Fall and Uplands:
Arnhem Plateau Gulf Coastal Gulf Plains
Sturt Plateau Gulf Fall and Uplands Gulf Plains
Mitchell Grass Downs Mitchell Grass Downs Mount Isa Inlier

The Gulf Fall and Uplands, an interim Australian bioregion, is located in the Northern Territory and Queensland,[1][2] comprising 11,847,909 hectares (29,276,820 acres).[3]

Described in IBRA5.1[1] as "undulating terrain with scattered low, steep hills on Proterozoic and Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks, often overlain by lateritised Tertiary material; skeletal soils and shallow sands; Darwin Boxwood and Variable-barked Bloodwood woodland to low open woodland with spinifex understorey."

The abbreviation for the bioregion is GFU.[3]

IBRA regions and subregions: IBRA7
IBRA region / subregion IBRA code Area States Location in Australia
Gulf Fall and Uplands GFU 11,847,909 hectares (29,276,820 acres) NT / Qld
McArthur GFU01 9,330,938 hectares (23,057,250 acres)
Nicholson GFU02 2,516,971 hectares (6,219,570 acres)

See also


  1. ^ a b Environment Australia. "Revision of the Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) and Development of Version 5.1 - Summary Report". Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australian Government. Archived from the original on 5 September 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2007. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ IBRA Version 6.1 data
  3. ^ a b "Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA7) regions and codes". Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Commonwealth of Australia. 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2013.

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