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Moneras In The Temperate Rain Forest
Monerans- monerans are single celled organisms that have no organs or complexstructure.
A kind of moneran found in Temperate Rainforest Climates are Arthrospira Platensis .
This spirilla-shaped bacteria is generally found in very moist areas such as fertile land. It is found mainly along the coast of New Zealand.
It's scientific name is Arthrospira Platensis
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Arthrospira Plantensis
Arthrospira Plantensis

Arthrospira Plantensis


Nostic Pruniforme
Nostic Pruniforme

Nostic Pruniforme


Another example of a Monera in the Temperate Rain Forest is Nostic Pruniforme. They are found near fresh water.
These are spirilla-shaped monerans. Their scientific name is Nostic Pruniforme.

Protists in the Temperate Rain Forest
Protist- A unicellular organis lacking complex structure.They have no organisms,
Protozoan - are microorganisms classified as unicellular. They play a key role in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem
Algae- a phylum of bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthes.


ulva lactuca
ulva lactuca

ulva lactuca

An example of an algae in the temperate rain forest is U lva lactuca (common name sea lettuce).Ulva lactuca is found commonly found on rocks.





Protozoans

An example of a Protozoan in the Temperate Rain Forest climate is the Entamoeba histolytica . This is a deadly intestine diesese found in the intestines and digestive system of animals. There are roughly 70,00 deaths per year due to this diesese.

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Fungi In The Temperate Rain Forest
Fungi- Fungi is a multicellular organism that decomposes dead, organic material. It has an average developed cell structure.

Basidiomycota: -
(Phylum)
Basidiomycota is a fungus that bears spores and has a structure comprised of hypae.

An Example of a fungi that is a Basidiomycota is Bracket Fungi

Bracket Fungus
Bracket Fungus

Bracket Fungus
Fungi- A multicellular organism that decomposes dead organic material.
scientific name of Bracket Fungi is Daedaleopsis confragosa.
Bracket Fungi - Bracket Fungi is one of the many species of Fungi inside of the Temperate Rain Forest. they produce shelf- or bracket-shaped fruiting bodies called conks that lie in a close grouping of separate or interconnected horizontal rows. Brackets can range from only a single row of a few caps
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Bracket Fungi is located on decaying trees or logs. They grow in a cluster and can be found in temperate zones, such as new zealand or forests located in chilly areas .


Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycete

Class: Hymenomycete

Order: Polyporales


Family: Polyporaceae


Genus: Daedaleopsis

specie: confragosa


Chytridiomycota

(Phylum)

Chytridiomycota - Is the oldest living fungi. It causes Fungal Dermatitis. It also bears spores and usually found together in clusters.

An example of a Chytridiomycota in the temperate rain forest is Synchtrium endobioticum .
Synchtrium endioticum is a chytrid fungus that causes the potato wart disease or black scab. It also affects some other plants of the Solanum Genus, thought it mainly only affects potatoes.
Synchtrium endioticum is found on decaying potatoes.

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Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Chytridiomycota

Class: Chytridiomycets

Order: Chytridiales

Family: Synchytriacea

Genus: Synchtrium

specie: endobioticum














Ascomycota

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​ Another example of fungi in the temperate rain forest are Aleuria aurantia (orange peal fungi) . These cup shaped fungi is located on bare clay or disturbed soil.

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Ascomyco

Class: Ascomycetes

Order: Pezizales

Family: Curculionoidea

Genus: Aleuria

speicies: Aurantia

stinkhorn fungus
stinkhorn fungus

stinkhorn fungus

Mutinus caninus or stinkhorn fungus is another example of fungi in the temperate rain forest they are found in soil, sod, wood chipsand, trees .

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Basidiomycetes

Order: Phallales
Family: Phallaceae
Genus: Mutinus

species: caninus

Plants In The Temperate Rain Forest
Plants- plants are any living organisms belonging in the kingdom Plantae. They have the ability to make their own food and contain chlorophyll, cell walls, and are multicellular. They can be both nonvascular and vascular.

An example of a plant in the temperate rain forest is Castilleja coccinea or the Indian Paintbrush.
Magnoliopsida - (Class) A class within the plant kingdom comprising plants with a vascular system that bear flowers during at least some stage of their life cycle.

Castilleja coccinea are found in Temperate rain forests. They are found in nutrient rich and fertile soil. They are also sweet edible flowers and were used as a food by indegous people long ago.

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum : Magnoliophyta


Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Scrophulariales


Family: Scarabaeoidea

Genus: Castilleja

specie: coccinea

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Another example of a plant in the temperate rain forest is Skunk Cabbage or Lysichiton americanus
Liliopsida - (Class) comprising seed plants that produce an embryo and parallel-veined leaves: includes grasses and lilies and palms and orchids
Skunk Cabbage are found near trees and along water in wet, moist areas of the world.
Kingdom: Plantae :

Phylum: Tracheophyta

Class: Liliopsida

Order: Arales

Family: Araceae


Genus: Lysichiton

specie: americanus

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Another example of a plant in the temperate rain forest is Polystichum munitum or Sword Fern.
Psilotophyta - (Division) A division of the plant kingdom represented by three living species; the life cycle is typical of the vascular cryptogams.

The sword fern habitat is located long lakes and cool bodies of water.

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Tracheophyta

Class: Pteridopsida

Order: Polypodiales

Family: Dryopteridaceae

Genus: Polystichum

species: munitum


Polystichum munitum
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Another example of a plant in the temperate rain forest is Mahonia aquifolium or Oregon Grape Plants.
Magnoliopsida- A class within the plant kingdom comprising plants with a vascular system that bear flowers during at least some stage of their life.

Oregon Grape plants are found in moist soil, in fertile areas like Washington, United States of America.

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum:Tracheophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Ranunculales

Family: Berberidaceae


Genus: Mahonia

specie: aquifolium

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Another example of a plant in the temperate rain forest is Lycopodium clavatum or Ground Pine.
Lycopodiophyta-
is a subdivision of the Kingdom Plantae. It is the oldest extant (living) vascular plant division at around 410 million years old. and includes some of the most "primitive" extant species. These species reproduce by shedding spores.

Ground Pine is found in fertile, woody areas that contain a sufficient amount of moisture.

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Tracheophyta

Class: Lycopodiospida

Order: Lycopodiales

Family: Lycopodiaceae

Genus: Lycopodium

Specie: clavatum


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Another example of a plant in the temperate rain forest is Rubus idaeus or Red Raspberry.
Magnoliopsida- (Class) A class within the plant kingdom comprising plants with a vascular system that bear flowers during at least some stage of their life.

Red Raspberries are found in moderate wood areas that supply a cast suppy of rainfall.

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Tracheophyta.

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Rosales

Family: Rosaceae


Genus: Rubus

specie: ideaeus

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Another example of a plant in the temperate rain forest is Sassafras albidum or White Sassafras

Magnoliopsida- A class within the plant kingdom comprising plants with a ascular system that bear flowers during at least some stage of their life

White Sassafras are found in forest areas that supply an immense amount of water.

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Laurales

Family: Lasiocampoidea

Genus: Sassafras

specie:
albidum

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Another example of plants in the temperate rainforest is Cyathea australis or rough tree fern.Rough tree ferns are located along southern Australia.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Cyatheales
Family: Cyatheaceae
Genus: Cyathea
species: australis
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Another example of plant in the temperate rain forest is Stinging Nettle or Urtica dioica. Strong teas made from the leaves are also a good preventative medicine for allergies.

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Urticales

Family: Histeroidea

Genus:Urtica

species:dioica

Urtica dioica
Urtica dioica


Another example of plants in the temperate rain forest are Ginkgo biloba or ginko tree.Ginkgos are dioecious, with separate sexes, some trees being female and others being male.


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Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Tracheophyta

Class: Ginkgoopsida

Order: Ginkgoales

Family: Ginkgoaceae

Genus: Ginkgo

species:biloba











Another example of plant in the temperate rain forest is Swietenia macrophylla or
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Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Tracheophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Rutales

Family: Meliaceae

Genus: Swietenia

species:macrophylla

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Animals In The Temperate Rain Forest


Animals- Animals are multicellular organisms that ingest food inside their body.
Tanya's Invertebrates
An example of a animal that is in the Temperate Rain Forest is called Ariolimax columbianus or the Pacific Banana Slug.
Mollusks- (phylum) Mollusks are soft bodied organisms that have well developed organ systems. Some come with hard shells.

Banana Slugs live in extremly moist areas. They can protect their soft bodies by leaving a trail of slime behind them.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Molluska

Class: Gastropoda

Order: Stylommatophora

Family: Noctuoidea

Genus: Ariolimax

specie: columbianus


Banana Slug, Ariolimax columbianus, Hoh River Rain Forest
Banana Slug, Ariolimax columbianus, Hoh River Rain Forest



Another example of an animal that is in the Temperate Rain Forest is Danaus plexippus or the Monarch Butterfly.
Arthropoda- (phylum) An animal that has multiple body segmints, jointed appendages, and exoskeletons.

Monarch Butterfly are found in moist yet cool locations such as New Zealand.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Nymphalidae

Genus: Danaus

specie: plexippus


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Another Example of an animal in the Temperate rain forest is Komarekiona eatoni or an Earthworm.
Annelida-(Phylum) are a large phylum of segmented worms, with over 17,000 modern species including ragworms, earthworms and leeches.

Earthworms are found underground in areas which have extremly moist soil.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Annelida

Class: Oligochaeta

Order: Haplotaxida

Family: Komarekionidae

Genus: Komarekiona

specie: eatoni

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Tanya's vertibrates


Another example of an animal in the temperat rain forest is a Cougar or Puma Concolor

Chordata(Phylum)- are animals which are either vertebrates or one of several closely related invertebrates. They are united by having, for at least some period of their life cycle, a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a tail.

Cougars are found in chilly but temperate areas where there is alot of small animals for their to feed on.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Felidae

Genus: Puma

specie: Concolor

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Another example of an animal in the Temperate Rain Forest is Farancia erytrogramma or the Rainbow Snake.

Reptillia- (Class) Reptiles, or members of the class Reptilia, are air-breathing, generally "cold-blooded" amniotes that generally have skin covered in scales or scutes

Rainbow Snakes are found in deep soil in very moist areas.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptillia

Order: Squamata

Family: Colubridae

Genus: Farancia

specie: erytrogramma



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Another Example of an Animal in the Temperate Rain Forest is Strigops habroptilus or the Kakapo Owl Parrot

Aves-(Class) Birds (class Aves) are winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), vertebrate animals that lay eggs. There are around 10,000 living species, making them the most numerous tetrapod vertebrates.

Kakapo Owl Parrots live in woody areas with alot of rainfall.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

Genus: Strigops

specie: habroptilus

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Chris's Invertibrates

A animal in the temperate rain forest is a

Peripatopsis alba or Velvet worm. A velvet worm is a kind of round worm.

Definition:enigmatic small elongated worm like terrestrial invertebrates of damp dark habitats in warm regions.

They live in damp dark and worm regions in the temperate rain forest.

Kingdom: Animalia



Phylum: Onychophora



Class: Onychophora



Order: Onychophora



Family: Peripatopsidae



Genus:
Peripatopsis


species:
alba


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Another
example of a animal that is in the Temperate Rain Forest is called in the temperate rain forest is

Canis lupus or gray wolf. Wolves are located around Alaska.

Definition:the phylum comprising the chordates.


Kingdom: Animalia



Phylum: Chordata



Class: Mammalia



Order: Carnivora



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Genus:Canis


species:lupus
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Another example of animal in the temperate rain forest is Acles acles or elk.They are located in western parts of north america and also spread along temperate rain forest in many places.


Kingdom: Animalia


Phylum: Chordata



Class: Mammalia



Order: Artiodactyla



Family: Cervidae


Genus:Alces


species: acles

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Another example of animal in the temperate rain forest are

Lontra canadensis or river otter.They are found in moist yet cool locations in temperate rain forests in north America.

Definition:the phylum comprising the arthropods.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum:
Arthropoda Chordata


Class: Insecta Mammalia


Order:
Lepidoptera Carnivora


Family:
Nymphalidae Mustelidae


Genus: canadensis


species:canadensis


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Another example of animal in the temperate rain forest is Dicamptodon ensatus or Pacific Giant Salamander.They are located in western parts of the united states.

Definition:the phylum comprising the chordates

Kingdom: Animalia


Phylum: Chordata

Class: Amphibia

Order: Urodela

Family: Dicamptodontidae

Genus: Dicamptodon

species:ensatus

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Another example of animal in the temperate rain forest isStrix occidentalis or northern spotted owl. They are found in western north america.

Definition:the phylum comprising the chordates

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Strigiformes

Genus: Strix

species:occidentalis.

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Another example of animal in the temperate rain forest is the Ornithoptera alexandrae or Queen Alexandra's Birdwing.
they are located in Temperate Rain Forests in places such as New Zelend

Definition: The phylum comprising the arthropods.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Papilionoidea

Genus: Ornithoptera

species: alexandrae

Another example of animal in the temperate rain forest is the Thamnophis sirtalis or the Red Spotted Garter Snake.
The are located in temperate rain forests in north America.

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Family: Colubridae

Genus: Thamnophis

species: sirtalis



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