Biome: SCLEROPHYLL WOODLANDS

Biome Overview:

SCLEROPHYLLOUS FORESTS AND WOODLANDS: Forests and woodlands  

where the majority of the canopy trees are eucalypts and/or have small leathery leaves.

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Sub-Biomes:

 Wet Sclerophyll Forest: Tall, straight-trunked trees that form a canopy where the tree branches  touch each other. Understory is lush and wet. Canopy trees are fire-tolerant, but the understory is fire-intolerant.

 Example: Australasian Wet Sclerophyll Forest

 Dry Sclerophyll Forest: Tall, straight-trunked canopy trees that form a canopy where the tree  branches can touch each other but are too widely spaced to form a closed canopy. Understory is grass-  and shrub-dominated, with plants not found in neighboring rainforests. Fire-tolerant.

 Example: Australasian Dry Sclerophyll Forest

 Eucalypt Woodland: Open, spaced woodland with a thin canopy, dominated by eucalypts with  short, crooked trunks.

 Example: Mallee Woodland

 Australasian Acacia Woodlands: Open spaced woodlands and shrublands, often with a thick  canopy, dominated by acacias with short trunks.

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Latitudes and Precipitation Where this Biome Exists

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Typical Fauna in this Biome
Typical Biome Habitats