Desert Mammals

Mammals in the Desert Biome

Desert Animals: Mammals | Birds | Fish | Reptiles | Amphibians | Insects, Spiders,  Invertebrates

Animals that live in the desert biome are sometimes referred to as xerocoles.  These animals have unique adaptations that enable them to survive in extreme heat with little water. 

Most adaptations fall into three categories:  Structural, physiological and behavioral.  Most desert animals have multiple adaptations that enable them to live in the harsh desert environment. To learn more about desert animals and their unique adaptations, explore the links below.  

Desert Animals: Mammals | Birds | Fish | Reptiles | Amphibians | Insects, Spiders,  Invertebrates



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