BIOMES Flashcards Preview

Environmental Science > BIOMES > Flashcards

Flashcards in BIOMES Deck (12)
Loading flashcards...
1

ostrich, gerbil, hedgehog, mongoose, lizards, camels, salt tolerant plants (halophytes), olive trees, oasis

tropical desert

2

scorpion, sidewinder rattlesnake, jackrabbit, roadrunner, coyote, Joshua tree, saguaro cactus, sagebrush, tumbleweeds, cottonwoods, xerophytes

temperate desert (middle latitude)

3

polar bear, ptarmigan, arctic fox, lemmings, snowshoe hare, reindeer, mosses, lichens, miniaturized trees

tundra

4

moose, elk, large deer, beaver, lynx, wolf, snowshoe hare, juncos, firs, spruces, pines, cedars

coniferous forst (taiga/boreal forest )

5

lion, elephant, rhino, giraffe, gazelle, wildebeest, tall grasses, acacia trees, towering termite nests

savanna

6

squirrels, fox, raccoon, cardinal, deer, black bear, oaks, maples, mosses, ferns

temperate deciduous forest

7

buffalo, prairie dog, ferret, meadowlark, tall grasses, wide open prairie

temperate grasslands

8

olympic elk, weasel , deer, mink, giant redwoods, douglas fir, bigleaf maple, hemlock, mosses, ferns

temperate rainforest (middle latitude)

9

parrots, macaws, monkeys, tree snakes, beetles, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, mahogany trees, lots of hanging plants and vines, epiphytes

tropical rainforest

10

jaguar, armadillo, parrots, coyote, magpies, anoles, land crabs, mango, papaya, agave trees that lose leaves during the dry season

tropical deciduous forest

11

kangaroo rats, tortoise, horned lizard, quail, scrub jay, brush rabbit, fire resistant plants, mesquite, scrub oak, incense cedar

chaparral

12

penguin, albatross, elephant seal, insects during brief summer, mosses, lichens, antarctic hair grass

permanent snow and ice