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Conifer Images (Taiga)
Desert Food Web
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Animals: Some species of animals include the famous Thorny Devil (
), the Armadillo Lizard (
), the Desert Bobcat (
), the Desert Gopher Tortoise (
), the Desert Coyote (
), the Arabian Camel (
), and the Desert Cape Cobra (
) just to name a few! Some insects could include the Desert Termite (
), which feeds on cacti and other desert plants. Another type of insect is the desert locust (
). A bird, or more specifically owl, is the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl. The scientific name is
Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum
. Yes, I know the name is quite a mouthful, but the actual owl is really quite small!
We also found an arachnid in the desert called the Desert Tarantula.
Plants: Some plant species include the Common Cactus (
Glaucidius brasilianium cactorum
), the Barrel Cactus (
), the Brittle Bush (
), and the Chain Fruit Cholla (
). Believe it or not, there is a tree that grows in the desert. I have posted a picture of it below. It is called the Joshua Tree, and the scientific name is
. One parasite in the plant kingdom is the Desert Mistletoe. It lives on trees and takes away its nutrients. Eventually, the tree dies for lack of nutrition.
Fungi: One of the types of Fungi is the Chaetomium or the
. Another one is the
which is just another word for the desert Mushroom. The final type of fungi that we found is British Soldier Lichen (
). British Soldier Lichens are only one-fourth of an inch high or six millimeters but they are very helpful to the environment.
Desert Lichen Crust
Omphalotus nidiformis (Ghost Fungus)
Protists: The British Soldier Lichen is said to be half protist, half fungi, therefore we are putting it as both. British Soldier Lichen's scientific name when in the Protist kingdom is
. Three other protists are
. All three of those are parasites, they live off other animals. Further research may be required.
Bacteria: One kind of bacteria located in the Desert Biome is "Desert Varnish". Other rarer types could include M
etallo genium, Pedo microbium,
and two cyanobacterium called C
hroococcidiopsis chroococcales, and finally Oscillatoria.
Predator Prey Relations
Some predator-prey relationships could include the coyote, which hunts various insects, lizards, and tortoises. Other predators include:
Cape Cobra: Hunts other snakes like the Mojave Rattlesnake, rodents like the Desert Rat (
), birds and bird eggs, and some insects.
Bobcat: Hunts small reptiles like lizards, birds like the Pygmy Owl, The Big Horn Sheep, and some small insects. Even eats some grasses and fruit from cacti.
Raven (Corvidae aves) in the Animal Kingdom: Hunts small rodents, bird eggs, young birds, nuts, and some cacti berries and fruits.
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