Amargosa Desert near the Bullfrog Hills
|Name origin: Amargosa River|
|State||Nevada and California|
|County||Nye and Inyo|
|Borders on||west: Funeral Mountains & Yucca Mountain
east: Nellis Air Force Range
|Parts||Franklin Lake Playa|
|Elevation||2,411 ft (735 m) |
|Area||2,600 sq mi (6,734 km2)  including:
1981 sq mi of Amargosa River Basin
600 sq mi of Amargosa Valley
|- summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
The Amargosa Desert is near Death Valley
The Amargosa Desert lies at an elevation of about 2,600 to 2,750 feet (790 to 840 m), and includes Crater Flat and the community of Amargosa Valley, Nevada, (formerly Lathrop Wells), which lies at the southern end of the desert.
The Amargosa Desert is an arid desert habitat and an ecotone between the northern Great Basin and southern Mojave Desert ecosystems and biogeography regions. The seasonal Amargosa River course runs through the desert, with the rare Shoshone pupfish in nearby Amargosa Pupfish Station of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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- "Amargosa Desert". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. December 31, 1981. Retrieved November 6, 2009.
- Walker, George E; Eakin, Thomas E (March 1963). "Geology and Ground Water of Amargosa Desert, Nevada-California" (pdf). Ground-Water Resources - Reconnaissance Series 14. Nevada Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources. p. 4. Retrieved 2010-10-13.
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