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Jordyn F., Andrea S., Nick M.




Monerans- A certain kingdom that has many different types of bacteria in it, and is single celled with no nucleus.





Jordyn's example of a moneran:


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The name of this bacteria is Streptomyces rimosus.
This bacteria is round shaped.
It is found in the soil of deserts. But is not distrubuted evenly through out the soil.


Andrea's example of a moneran:


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This bacteria is Baccillus megataium.

It is rod shaped.
It is found in the soil of the desert.


Nick's example of Monera:



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Name: Baccillius subtilus
Shape: Rod shaped
Location: In the desert soil

Protists- it has a nucleus, has organelles, and most are single celled.


Andrea's example of Protozoan

Protozoan:Any of a large group of single-celled, usually microscopic, eukaryotic organisms, such as amoebas, ciliates, flagellates, and sporozoans.
My Protist is Leishmaniasis major. It is found in the Middle East, Northern, and Sahharan Africa in the desert. It is carried by sand flies.


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Jordyn's e xample of an algae:


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Algae- it is plant like, has cell walls, and has chlorophyll.

My algae is called Taxa demonstrate.

It is found in the upper layer of desert soil.



Nick's example of a protozoan:


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Giardia cysts-ZnSO4-11-02-2008



Giardia cyst ​lives in the organs of people that drink contaminated water, it causes
  • Headaches,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Low-grade fever,
  • Nausea, and
  • Vomiting

Protozoan: "animal like", it has no cell walls, and it has no chlorophyll.


Fungi- Multi- celled, has no chlorophyll, and it absorbs nutrients


Nick's examples of fungi

Two thickly-stemmed brownish mushrooms with scales on the upper surface, growing out of a tree trunk
Two thickly-stemmed brownish mushrooms with scales on the upper surface, growing out of a tree trunk

Polyporus squamosus

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basdiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Polyporales
Family:Polyporaceae
Genus: Polyporus
Species: squamosus
Common name: Dryad´s Saddle
Location: It grows on dead logs
Fun fact: if the log is almost dead
and the fungus grows on it,
it will be dead soon

Nick's Other Example of Fungi:

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definition: Zygomycota is a thread like spore at the end of a filament
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Zygomycota
Class: Zygomycetes
Order: Mucorales
Family: Pilobolaceae
Genus: Pilobolus
Species: crystallinus
Common Name: Dung Cannon
Location: It grows on the vegetation of the desert

Jordyn's examples of fungi:

A brown, cup-shaped fungus with several greyish disc-shaped structures lying within
A brown, cup-shaped fungus with several greyish disc-shaped structures lying within

Definition: A phylum where the fungi is in closely packed filament.

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Basidiomycota

Order: Aqaricales

Family: Nidulariaceae

Genus: Cyathus

Species: stercoreus

Common Name: Dung loving birds nest.
Location: In birds nests in the deserts.

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Definition: A phylum where the fungi is cup shaped.

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Lecanoromycetidae
Order: Lecanoromycetidae
Family:Umbillieariaceae
Genus: Umbillicaria
Species: vellea
Common Name: Navel lichen
Location: It can be found in a cold or warm desert, but is usually found in alltitude of 0 to 5214 feet.

Andrea's examples of fungi






Definition: A class of fungi in the subdivision Eumycetes; important as food and as causal agents of plant diseases.
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Podaxis
Species: pistillaris
Common name: Desert Shaggy Mane
Location: It is found in mostly Australia's deserts and grows in the soil and in termite mounds.


Definition: A class of fungi in the subdivision Eumycetes; important as food and as causal agents of plant diseases.
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class:Basidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Omphalotaceae
Genus: Omphalotus
Species: nidiformis
Common name: Ghost Fungus
Location: Is found in the deserts in Australia.

Plant Section

Plants- The plant kingdom is very important, plants give off oxygen which is what keeps us alive. There are more than 250,000 species of plants in the world, all the way from cactus, mosses, and algae. This kingdom consists of vascular and nonvascular plants. Plants have cell walls and chlorophyll.


Nicks examples of plants
Definition: The plant division Gnetophyta or gnetophytes comprise three related families of woody plants grouped in the gynosperms The gnetophytes differ from other gymnosperms in having vessle element as in the flowering plants


Definition: A class of the subdivision Pinicae containing the single, monotypic order Ginkgoales.
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Kingdom: Plante
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Ginkgoopsida
Order: Ginkgoales
Family: Ginkgoaceae
Genus: Ginkgo
Species: biloba
Common name: Fossil tree
Location: Around other Ginkgo trees

Andrea's example of plants

Definition of Magnoliophyta:division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).

Kingdom: Plants
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Species: microphyllum
Genus: Cercidium
Common Names: Yellow Palo Verde
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Location:It grows in the Sonoran Desert.






Definition of Bryophyta:division of green land plants that includes the mosses , the liverworts , and the hornworts .

Kingdom: Plant
Phylum:Bryophyta
Class:Bryosida
Order:Grimmiales
Familly:Grimmiaceae
Genus:Grimmia
Species:americana
Common Name:American Dry Rock Moss

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Location:Grows on calcareous rock in high elevations througout Africa.


Definition of Lyconpodiophyta:division of the plant kingdom consisting of the organisms commonly called club mosses and quillworts. It is multicellular and vascular.
Kingdom:Plant
Phylum:Lyconpodiophyta
Class:Lycopodiopsida
Order:Selaginellales
Family:Selaginellaceae
Genus:Selaginella
Species:arizonoca
Common name:Desert Spike Moss
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Location :In Sonoran desert.


Definition of Magnoliophyta:division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).


Kingdom:Plant
Phylum:Magoliophyta
Class:Liliosida
Order:Amaryllidales
Family:Agavaceae
Genus:Agave
Species:lechuguilla
Comon name:shindagger
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Location:Is found in mountains of south-central and southeastern New Mexico.




Kingdom:Plant
Phylum:Pinophyta
Class:Ghetopsida
Order:Ghetales
Family:Ephedraceae
Genus:Ephedra
Species:arenicola
Common name:Morman Tea
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Location:Mormon tea is native to the U.S. Southwest and Mexico.


Definition:A large group of plants characterized by the presence of specialized conducting tissues (xylem and phloem) in the roots, stems, and leaves. Is vascular.

Phylum:Tracheophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Asterales
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Xylorhiza
Species:tortifolia
Common name:Majave Aster

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Location:The Mojave Aster grows in the Sonoran, Great Basin and Mojave deserts of southeastern California. It tends to grow in creosote scrub growths on rocky slopes, in canyons or dry, flat areas at about 2,000 to 5,500 feet.








Jordyn's examples of Plants

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Definition of Magnoliopsida- A class with seed plants that produces an embryo, with net- veined leaves.
Commen Name: Barrel Cactus
Fun Fact: One of the tallest cactus's in North America.
Location: In the Mojave, Sonora, and Chihuahua Dersert.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnolopsida
Order: Caryophyllanae
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Ferocactus
Species: wislizeni




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Definition of Liliopsida- A class that is made of seed plants, produces an embryo, and has parallel veined leaves.
Common Name: Joshua Tree
Fun Fact: They have a life span of 200 years.
Location: Mojave Desert
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Amaryllidales
Family: Aqavaceae
Genus: Yucca
Species: brevifolia










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Definition of Pinopsida-
It is a class that has stems, roots, and leaves, and is vascular.
Common Name: White Fur
Location: Sonora Desert
Fun Fact: They are medium to slow at growing.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pinophya
Class: Pinipsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Papilionoidea
Genus: Abies
Species: concolor

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Definition of Rhodophyta- A class that has lower plants mostly made up of algae that is in marine habitats but sometimes found in other envirerments such the desert.
Common Name: Has no common name.
location: It is found on the rocks in the desert.
Fun Fact: It grows 60-70 mm high.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order: Corallinales
Family: Corallinaceae
Genus: Lithophyllu
Species: corallinae

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Definition of Chlorophyta- A division of the plant kingdom that has about 7000 species where almost all the plants are in water habitats but some are found in other envirerments such as the desert.
Common Name: Desert Green Algae
Location: In Western North American Deserts.
Fun Fact: Usually this kind of plant only survives in the marine habitat, but a scientist named, L. Lewis found algae in North and South American deserts.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Chlorophyta
Class: Chlorophyceae
Order: Clorococcales
Family: Scenedesmaceae
Genus: Scenedesmus
Species: magnus

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Definition of Polypodiophyta- A division of the plant kingdom made up of plants that are commonly called ferns. These plants are vascular, and have stems, roots, and leaves.
Common Name: Chinese Ladder Brake
Location: In the Gobi Desert
Fun Fact: This plant can also live in lakes and seas.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Pteris
Species: vittata

Animals - Animals are multi celled, and they digest food inside their body.

Andrea's examples of Animals

Vertibrate


Definition of Mammalia: The highest class of Vertebrata. The young are nourished for a time by milk, or an analogous fluid, secreted by the mammary glands of the mother.


Kingdom:Animals

Phylum:Chordonia
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Felidae
Genus:Lynx
Species:rufus
Common name:Bobcat
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Location:Lives in deserts in North America.
Definition of amphibia:A class of vertebrate animals in the superclass Tetrapoda characterized by a moist, glandular skin, gills at some stage of development, and no amnion during the embryonic stage.

Kingdom:Animals
Phylum:Chordata
Class:amphibia
Order:Urodela
Family:Plethodontidae
Genus:Batrachoseps
Species:aridus
Common name:Desert slender salamander


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Locaton:The desert slender salamander is currently found in Hidden Palm Canyon, Riverside in California.



Definition of amphibia:A class of vertebrate animals in the superclass Tetrapoda characterized by a moist, glandular skin, gills at some stage of development, and no amnion during the embryonic stage.


Kingdom:Animals
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Hylidae
Genus:Litoria
species:rubella
Common name:Desert tree frog

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Location:It is native to Australia and southern New Guinea.

Invertibrate



Definition of arthropoda:Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthropoda, including the insects, crustaceans, arachnids, and myriapods, that are characterized by a chitinous exoskeleton and a segmented body to which jointed appendages are articulated in pairs.

Kingdom:Animals
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Coccinellidae
Genus: Hippodamia
Species:convergens
Common name:Convergent Ladybird
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Location:Sonoran desert


Definition of arthropoda:Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthropoda, including the insects, crustaceans, arachnids, and myriapods, that are characterized by a chitinous exoskeleton and a segmented body to which jointed appendages are articulated in pairs.


Kingdom:Animals
Phylum:Arthropods
Class:Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Chrysomeloidae
Genus:Zygogramma
Species:tortuosa
Common name:Ambrosia leaf beetle

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Location:Sonoran desert

Definition of arthropoda:Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthropoda, including the insects, crustaceans, arachnids, and myriapods, that are characterized by a chitinous exoskeleton and a segmented body to which jointed appendages are articulated in pairs.

Kingdom:Animals
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arochnida
Order:Araneae
Family:Theridiidae
Genus:Latrodectus
Species:hesperus
Common name:Black Widow Spider
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Location:On the underside of ledges, rocks, plants and debris, wherever a web can be strung.


Jordyns examples of animals

Vertebrates:


1.
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Definition of Mammalia- A class where the animals have an advanced nervous system, a brain, lungs, they feed their young with milk, they have a head, they have a appendages, most birth live young, and they are endotherms.
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order:Rodentia
Family: Heterominae
Genus: Dipodomys
Species: agillis
Common Name: Kangaroo Rat
Location: Chihuahuan Desert

2.


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Definition of Reptilla-
A class made up of animals that have 2 pairs of legs, lay eggs, are covered by plates or scales, have lungs, and are ecotherms.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilla
Order: Squamata
Family: Helodermatidae
Genus: Heloferma
Species: suspectum
Common Name: Gila Monster
Location: Sonoran Desert

3.

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Definition of Aves- A class made up animals that have hollow bones, enlarged lungs, they lay eggs, have scaly legs, have feathers, claws, toes, and are endotherms.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvinae
Genus: Corvus
Species: rhipidurus
Common Name: Fan- Tailed Raven
Location: Sahara Desert

Invertebrates:

1.

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Definition of Mollusca- A phylum where they animals have soft bodys, have a well developed organ system, and have hard shells.
kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Stylommatophora
Family: Noctuoidea
Genus: Agnusispira
Species: alternata
Common Name: The Tiger Snail
Location: In abandoned places in the desert

2.

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Definition of Arthropoda- A phylum where the animals have multiple body segments, jointed appendages, and they are exoskeletons.
kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Gomphidae
Genus: Hagenius
Species: brevistylus
Common Name: Black Cubtail Dragonfly
Location: Sonoran Desert

3.

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Definition of Annelida- A phylum were the animals have one opening for food and another for waste, they have a simple nervous system "brain," and they have 5 hearts.
kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Order: Aciculata
Family: Glyceridae
Genus: Glycera
Species: dibranchiata
Common Name: Two Gilled Bloodworm
Location: Mount Desert Island

Nicks Examples of Animals:
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Definition: class of cold-blooded air-breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or thorny plates


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Agamidae
Genus: Moloch
Species: Horridus
Common Name: Thorny Devil
Location: Live in the crack between two rocks

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Definition: class of cold-blooded air-breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or thorny plates



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Dendroaspis
Species: Polylepis
Common Name: Black Mamba
Location: Live in small trees and shrubs

A javelilna grazing on vegetation.
A javelilna grazing on vegetation.


The highest class of Vertebrata. The young are nourished for a time by milk, or an analogous fluid, secreted by the mammary glands of the mother.


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Suidae
Genus: Phacochoerus
Species: Aethiopicus
Common Name: Warthhog
Location: In the fields of grass in the desert

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Definiton: the largest phylum of animals, composed of bilaterally symmetrical organisms with hard, segmented bodies bearing jointed legs, including, among other related forms, arachnids, crustaceans, and insects, many species of which are parasites or are vectors of disease-causing organisms.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Brachypelma
Species: Smithi
Common Name: Tarantula
Location: In small holes in the dirt

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Definiton: the largest phylum of animals, composed of bilaterally symmetrical organisms with hard, segmented bodies bearing jointed legs, including, among other related forms, arachnids, crustaceans, and insects, many species of which are parasites or are vectors of disease-causing organisms.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Uropygi
Family: Thelyphonidae
Genus: Mastigoproctus
Species: Giganteus
Common Name: Scorpion
Location: Hide under rocks during the day, but roaming around looking for food at night

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Definiton: the largest phylum of animals, composed of bilaterally symmetrical organisms with hard, segmented bodies bearing jointed legs, including, among other related forms, arachnids, crustaceans, and insects, many species of which are parasites or are vectors of disease-causing organisms.


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Hemiptera

Family: Cicadidae

Genus: Tibicen

Species: Pruinosa

Common Name: Cicada

Location: lives in the desert grass

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