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Geographic location of the deserts
Southwestern United States, northern Africa, west coast of South America, central Australia
Temperature in the desert
Extreme(daytime-hot; nighttime-cool or cold
Precipitation in the desert
Receives less than 25 cm of rainfall per year. Evaporation is greater than precipitation.
Animals that survives in the desert
Adapted to the lack of rain and to the extreme temperatures, like kangaroo rats, shovel-snouted lizards, Gila monsters, scorpions,snakes.
Plants that survive in the desert
Adapted to lack of rain and to the extreme temperatures, like ground-hugging shrubs, short woody trees, saguaro cactus, yuccas, prickly pear cactus.
Soil characteristics of the desert
Soil is course-textured, shallow, rocky with good drainage and no subsurface water.