Biome: DESERT & ARID SHRUBLANDS

Biome Overview:

Arid areas under almost constant plant stress and with little plant growth.

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Sub-Biomes:

Barren Desolate Desert: Harshest of deserts, where little grows, with areas of rock  and sand dunes. (e.g., Atacama)

 Hot Desert: Tropical/subtropical deserts with hot summers and cool or warm winters.  Example: Palearctic Hot Desert (e.g., Simpson)

 Cold Desert: Temperate deserts with hot/warm summers and cold winters.  Example: Palearctic East Asian Cold Desert (e.g., Gobi)

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Latitudes and Precipitation Where this Biome Exists

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Typical Fauna in this Biome
Typical Biome Habitats