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What are the types of flora and fauna that can be found in the Austral Realm?

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accge | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted September 12, 2013 at 5:36 PM via iOS

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What are the types of flora and fauna that can be found in the Austral Realm?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted September 12, 2013 at 10:12 PM (Answer #1)

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As to flora, the desert core of Australia results in desert vegetation that is adapted to scarce rain and ground water and so can go long periods with moisture stored, like the various cactus plants.

As to fauna, most noteworthy are the marsupials that carry their young while they develop to stages of self-sustaining maturity in pouches.

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