Tropical Dry Forest
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Tropical Dry Forests
With a well defined dry season, tropical dry forests have high temperatures throughout the entire year.
A home to such animals like the Tasmanian devil and the American alligator, this biome occurs in areas of slightly lower rainfall next to tropical rain forests. Found primarily in Central America, southern Asia (forests here are known as Monsoon Forests), and some portions of Australia, their well defined dry season limits plant growth and the activity of animals.
There is really no actual distinction between this zone and the tropical rain forest because the length of the dry season varies tremendously throughout the tropics, one biome usually gradually changes into the other over hundreds of miles. Wetter or drier soils sometimes produce pockets of tropical dry forest within a tropical rain forest.
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