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A gorgeous Taiga Flower
The Taiga has a long, harsh winter and a cool, short summer. In the winter, the Taiga's temperatures can get as low as -65 degrees Farenheit. The highest its been known to get in the winter is about 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The Taiga has a subarctic climate.
The Five Kingdoms in the Taiga
There are two types of Monera, both of which are found in the taiga. The first type of monera is bacteria, a prokaryotic microorganism. Soil bacteria, and beterotrophic bacteria, and nematodes are among the many bacteria in the taiga. The other type of Monera is Cynobacteria. A few varieties of Cynobacteria commonly found in this diverse biome are Pleurozium Schreberi, Calothrix, and Nostoc.
Like Monera, there are two varieties of Protists, protozoans and algae. Scientists have found
Testate Amoebae, Ixodes Persulcatus
in Taiga regions.
===There are three kinds of Fungi found in the Taiga. These are threadlike, club, and sac fungi. In the club fungi category, lichen are
common in this biome. For threadlike fungi, there is
. This is a water mold that causes disease. There is sac fungi called
. There is also a fairly common fungus called Honey Fungus, or
There are 2 main varieties of plants, vascular and nonvasular. Nonvascular plants consist of mosses and liverworts, while vascular plants consist of club mosses, ferns, horsetails, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. Gymnosperms, plants with the seed are not enclosed in the ovary, in the taiga are Balsam Firs (
), Eastern Red Cedars (
), and black Spruce Trees. There are some ferns, horsetails, and angiosperms found in the Taiga, but they are uncommon.
The two main kinds of animals are invertebrates (no backbone) and vertebrates (backbone). Among invertebrates there are sponges, coelenterates, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, earthworms (
), mollusks, arthropods like the jumping spider (
), echinoderms, and many kinds of insects(
). Among vertebrates there are jawless fish, cartilaginous fishes, bony fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds (
), and mammals. Common bony fishes in the taiga waters are Bass, Trout, and Salmon. There are amphibians in the taiga such as many varieties of frogs. Reptiles common in the taiga include turtles. A few birds (
) in the taiga are the long-eared owl (
), red-headed woodpecker (
), Boreal chickadees, and Gray Jays. Just a few of the mammals that reside in the taiga are the bobcat (
), cottontail rabbit (
), many varieties of raccoon (
), black bear (
), beaver (
), chipmunk (
), American moose (
), Siberian tigers, and weasels. The most common animals of the Taiga are: American Black Bears, Bald Eagles, Bobcats, Wolverines, River Otters, Grey Wolves, Grizzly Bears, Canadian Lynx, Red Foxes, Long Eared Owls, and Snowshoe Rabbits.
Common Soil Bacteria
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Honey Fungus (
The coniferous forest producers
Balsam Fir Eastern
Black Spruce Tree
Primary Carnivores (secondary consumers)
Secondary Carnivores (tertiary consumers)
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