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Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
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Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands is a group of biomes in which the climate is temperate to semi-arid.

Grasslands are characterized by grasseses and other erect herbs, usually without trees or shrubs. Temperate grasslands occur in the dry temperate interiors of continents. Exceptions are anthropogenic grasslands, created by human clearance of natural forest biomes; these may occur in other climatic conditions, such as the Faroe Islands grasslands listed below.

See also: Steppe, Prairie

Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands Ecoregions

Afrotropic ecozone
Al Hajar Al Gharbi montane woodlands (Oman)
Amsterdam and Saint-Paul Islands temperate grasslands (Amsterdam Island, Saint-Paul Island)
Tristan da Cunha-Gough Islands shrub and grasslands (Tristan da Cunha, Gough Island)
Australasia ecozone
Canterbury-Otago tussock grasslands (New Zealand)
Eastern Australia mulga shrublands (Australia)
Southeast Australia temperate savanna (Australia)
Nearctic ecozone
California Central Valley grasslands (United States)
Canadian aspen forests and parklands (Canada, United States)
Central and Southern mixed grasslands (United States)
Central forest-grasslands transition (United States)
Central tall grasslands (United States)
Edwards Plateau savanna (United States)
Flint Hills tall grasslands (United States)
Montana valley and foothill grasslands (United States)
Nebraska Sand Hills mixed grasslands (United States)
Northern mixed grasslands (Canada, United States)
Northern short grasslands (Canada, United States)
Northern tall grasslands (Canada, United States)
Palouse grasslands (United States)
Texas blackland prairies (United States)
Western short grasslands (Canada, United States)
Neotropic ecozone
Argentine Espinal (Argentina)
Argentine Monte (Argentina)
Humid Pampas (Argentina)
Patagonian grasslands (Argentina, Chile)
Patagonian steppe (Argentina, Chile)
Semi-arid Pampas (Argentina)
Palearctic ecozone
Alai-Western Tian Shan steppe (Kazahkstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan)
Altai steppe and semi-desert (Kazakhstan)
Central Anatolian steppe (Turkey)
Daurian forest steppe (China, Mongolia, Russia)
Eastern Anatolian montane steppe (Armenia, Iran, Turkey)
Emin Valley steppe (China, Kazakhstan)
Faroe Islands boreal grasslands(Faroe Islands, part of Denmark)
Gissaro-Alai open woodlands (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Kazakh forest steppe (Kazakhstan, Russia)
Kazakh steppe (Kazakhstan, Russia)
Kazakh upland (Kazakhstan)
Middle East steppe (Iraq, Syria)
Mongolian-Manchurian grassland (China, Mongolia, Russia)
Pontic steppe (Moldova, Romania, Russia, Ukraine)
Sayan Intermontane steppe (Russia)
Selenge-Orkhon forest steppe (Mongolia, Russia)
South Siberian forest steppe (Russia)
Tian Shan foothill arid steppe (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan)