Gulf Plains
IBRA 6.1 Gulf Plains.png
The interim Australian bioregions,
with Gulf Plains in red
Area220,418.25 km2 (85,104.0 sq mi)
Localities around Gulf Plains:
Gulf Coastal Gulf of Carpentaria Cape York
Gulf Fall and Uplands Gulf Plains Einasleigh Uplands
Mount Isa Inlier Mitchell Grass Downs Einasleigh Uplands

The Gulf Plains, an interim Australian bioregion (IBRA), is located in the Northern Territory and Queensland, comprising 22,041,825 hectares (54,466,540 acres).[1] It is one of 89 such bioregions defined in Australia, with 419 subregions as of IBRA version 7, compared with the 85 bioregions and 403 subregions described in IBRA6.1.[2][3]

The code for the bioregion is GUP.[1]

IBRA regions and subregions: IBRA7
IBRA region / subregion IBRA code Area States Location in Australia
Gulf Plains GUP 22,041,825 hectares (54,466,540 acres) NT / Qld
IBRA 6.1 Gulf Plains.png
Karumba Plains GUP01 1,057,366 hectares (2,612,810 acres)
Armraynald Plains GUP02 1,589,437 hectares (3,927,580 acres)
Woondoola Plains GUP03 2,375,110 hectares (5,869,000 acres)
Mitchell-Gilbert Fans GUP04 5,262,816 hectares (13,004,700 acres)
Claraville Plains GUP05 3,738,013 hectares (9,236,830 acres)
Holroyd Plain-Red Plateau GUP06 2,208,468 hectares (5,457,240 acres)
Doomadgee Plains GUP07 1,831,823 hectares (4,526,530 acres)
Donors Plateau GUP08 2,449,964 hectares (6,053,990 acres)
Gilberton Plateau GUP09 1,403,937 hectares (3,469,200 acres)
Wellesley Islands GUP10 124,893 hectares (308,620 acres)

See also


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Australia's bioregions (IBRA)". Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Australian Government. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  3. ^ Stanton, J. P. (James Peter); Morgan, M. G; University of New England. School of Natural Resources (1977), The rapid selection and appraisal of key and endangered sites : the Queensland case study, the University of New England School of Natural Resources, p. 3, retrieved 11 February 2022

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