The Fauna of Hot and Cold Arid Deserts
The purpose of this chapter is to give an overview of the diversity of the invertebrate fauna of hot deserts. The intention is also to provide background knowledge on the organisms where adaptations to the environment will be discussed in later chapters. The present chapter is not to be considered as a complete review of the enormous literature in the field, but will, through selected examples, give some idea of the magnitude and variability of the invertebrate fauna of hot deserts.
KeywordsMojave Desert Sahara Desert Chihuahuan Desert Terrestrial Arthropod Polar Desert
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