A mountain range, or 'mountain belt', is a geographic area containing numerous geologically related mountains. A mountain system or system of mountain ranges sometimes is used to combine several geological features that are geographically (regionally) related.
Mountain ranges are usually segmented by highlands or mountain passes and valleys. Individual mountains within the same mountain range do not necessarily have the same geologic structure or petrology. They may be a mix of different orogenic expressions and terranes, for example thrust sheets, uplifted blocks, fold mountains, and volcanic landforms resulting in a variety of rock types.
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... Mountain ranges are constantly subjected to erosional forces which work to tear them down ... Erosion is at work while the mountains are being uplifted and long after until the mountains are reduced to low hills and plains ... The rugged topography of a mountain range is the product of erosion ...
... Sierra del Merendón is a mountain range extending on the eastern border of Guatemala and Honduras ... The mountain range has several different biomes and habitats, including cloud forests ... an area 23,440 hectares of temperate forest in the Merendón mountain range ...
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