Environmental Biome: Tropical Rainforest

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Environmental Biome: Tropical Rainforest

Tropical Rainforest

Furcifer Pardalis (Panther Chameleon)

Agalychnis callidryas(Red-Eyed Tree Frog)

Folivora (Sloth)

Ramphastidae(Toucan)

Tarsius(Tarsier)

Rafflesia arnoldii(Rafflesia Flower)

Dionaea muscipula(Venus Flytrap)

Orchidaceae(Orchid)

Saprophyte(Fungi)

in the area between the Tropic of Cancer (23.5° N latitude) and the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5° S latitude)

Tropical rainforests are located in a band around the equator.

ENDANGERED

Trees in the tropical rainforest are just one of the many things humans are damaging by cutting down. This greatly effects the biome.

Bertholletia excelsa(Brazil Nut Tree)

70-90 degrees - with lots of rain - year round.

Has 4 layers,: the emergent layer, canopy, understory and forest floor.

Rainforests are home to many types of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, flowers, hardwood trees, and medicinal plants.

Jaguars are a keystone species in the Tropical Rainforest. They have a diet of about 87 different species, which contributes to their importance by keeping the numbers of these species in balance.

ENDANGERED

Rainfall is often more than 100 inches a year.

Work Citedhttp://www.rainforestanimals.net/http://animals.pawnation.com/types-chameleons-live-rainforest-8500.htmlhttp://www.rainforestconcern.org/rainforest_facts/why_are_rainforests_important/http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/plants.htmlhttp://www.lizasreef.com/HOPE%20FOR%20THE%20RAIN%20FORESTS/endangered_rain_forest_plants.htmhttp://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/Where.shtmlhttp://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/biomes/rainforest.cfmhttp://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-keystone-species.html

Why is it important?They provide a habitat for plants and animals.They regulate our climate. They help prevent soil erosion.Provide food, for animals as well, and medicine for us. They provide a home for many.

Rarely gets higher than 93 °F (34 °C) or below 68 °F (20 °C).


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