Tropical Seasonal Forest/Savanna By: Maggie Milewski
Location • Found mostly in tropics. • Mexico, Central South America, west coast of Central America, southern Africa, India, southeast Asia, and northern Australia
Climate • Average temperature: over 20°C • Rainfall: 50cm-300cm annually
Major Physical Characteristics • Precipitation- rainfall is seasonal, falling mostly from May to November. Rainfall is usually 50cm-300cm (varies) • Temperature- May to November is considered wet season, while the rest of the year is relatively dry. Temperature is usually over 20°C. • Soil- during the dry season trees shed leaves to bring nutrients back to the soil due to the lack of water.
Major Plant Life • Indio Desnuda tree • Acacias • Bristle Cone Pines
Animals • Giraffes • Magpie-Jay (bird) • Crested Guan (bird) • Ctenosaur (lizard) • Roadside Hawk • Blue-Crowned Motmot (bird) • White Rhino • Monkeys • Coati • Agouti • Blindsnake • Inca Doves • Squirrel Cuckoo
Other Info. • Tropical Seasonal Forest- has densely growing trees that loose their leaves in the dry season • Tropical Seasonal Savanna- grassland with trees in groups or by themselves dotting the landscape