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  Steppe Biome
The Steppe biome is a dry, cold, grassland that is found in all of the continents except Australia and Antarctica.
The Steppe biome is usually found between the desert and the forest.
A lot of the animals that live in Steppe are grazing animals, such as rabbits, mice, antelopes, horses, etc. Smaller animals have little defense from predators.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /steppe.htm   (0 words)

  
  Steppe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The world's largest zone of steppes, which is often referred to as "the Great Steppe", is found in central Russia and neighbouring countries in Central Asia.
The Pontic steppe stretches from the Ukraine in the west to the Ural Mountains and the Caspian Sea.
To the east of the Caspian Sea, the steppes extend through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to the Altai, Koppet Dag and Tian Shan ranges.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Steppe   (303 words)

  
 Climates: Tropical Steppe
The tropical steppe climate is a transitional climate between the tropical wet and tropical dry climates.
The climate of the tropical steppe is a direct result of its interior continental location and proximity to the subtropical high.
The tropical steppe is not as dry as the tropical desert climate as it lies closer to a source of moisture.
www.uwsp.edu /geo/faculty/ritter/geog101/textbook/climate_systems/tropical_steppe.html   (606 words)

  
 Steppe Eagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) is a large bird of prey.
The Steppe Eagle's diet is largely fresh carrion of all kinds, but it will kill rodents and other small mammals up to the size of a rabbit, and birds up to the size of partridges.
The call of the Steppe Eagle is a crow-like barking, but it is rather a silent bird except in display.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Steppe_Eagle   (303 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Kazakh steppe (PA0810)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Before being intensively cultivated in the 1950s, the Khazakh Steppe was a broad, continuous belt of grassland stretching from the Ural River to the Altai foothills.
Steppe pikas are small mammals in the same family as rabbits.
The steppe marmot is the Eurasian equivalent of the prairie dog.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/pa/pa0810.html   (371 words)

  
 Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre - Steppe Bison
Probably, steppe bison reached their maximum distribution and numbers during the last (Wisconsinan, about 90,000 to 10,000 years ago) glaciation:they are the typical bison of Yukon and Alaska during that period.
For example, the stomach of a Siberian steppe bison carcass was full of grass, and associated pollen was dominated by grasses, composites, chenopods and crucifers.
I suspect that steppe bison were active in the Dawson area (Nugget Gulch) even earlier, for a similar ring fracture has been identified on a bison upper foreleg (radio-ulna) radiocarbon dated to approximately 31,000 years ago.
www.beringia.com /02/02maina8.html   (1100 words)

  
 steppe - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Steppes are found in parts of Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
The largest mammoths, such as the steppe mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii), lived in Eurasian wooded and meadowlike habitats.
Bashkir, either of two varieties of a breed of pony native to the Bashkortostan Republic, formerly known as Bashkiria, in central Russia.
ca.encarta.msn.com /steppe.html   (97 words)

  
 Shrub Steppe
Steppe Cellars gets its name from the shrub steppe environment that surrounds us.
The Shrub Steppe is the term used to describe the native environment of low shrubs and bunchgrass that surrounds us here in the Yakima Valley, and can be found throughout much of the arid regions of the western United States.
While at first glance it may seem like a barren region; upon closer examination the variety and beauty of the elements of this ecosystem can be seen.
www.steppecellars.com /steppe.html   (299 words)

  
 HKHPE 10 04
The steppe bison was adapted to the hard, dry ground-surface of the zonal steppe and forest-steppe, as growing now in southern Siberia, near 50° North, not to the soggy arctic tundra of today.
The steppe bison was adapted to the hard, dry ground-surface of the zonal steppe and forest-steppe, as it is growing now in southern Siberia near 50°N. Its small hooves are not adapted to the soggy tundra of today.
The azonal dry steppe of NE Yakutia and the Southern Yukon are supposed to be the closest analog to the periglacial steppe-tundra, loess-steppe or mammoth steppe.
hanskrause.de /HKHPE/hkhpe_10_04.htm   (621 words)

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