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3 months ago Edited: 3 months ago, em3ry
The worlds primary biomes are:

1) Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests (tropical and subtropical, humid)
2) Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests (tropical and subtropical, semihumid)
3) Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests (tropical and subtropical, semihumid)
4) Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests (temperate, humid)
5) Temperate coniferous forests (temperate, humid to semihumid)
6) Boreal forests/taiga (subarctic, humid)
7) Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands (tropical and subtropical, semiarid)
8) Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands (temperate, semiarid)
9) Flooded grasslands and savannas (temperate to tropical, fresh or brackish water inundated)
10) Montane grasslands and shrublands (alpine or montane climate)
Tundra (Arctic)
11) Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub or sclerophyll forests (temperate warm, semihumid to semiarid with winter rainfall)
11) Deserts and xeric shrublands (temperate to tropical, arid)
12) Mangrove (subtropical and tropical, salt water inundated)

Birds evolved to live in the air.
Fish evolved to live in water.

What are some examples of animals that evolved to live in each of those biomes?

I am not simply looking for lists of random animals that live in those environments. I am looking for broad classes of animals that evolved to live in that environment and have adaptations that allow them to do so just as birds have evolved to live in the air and fish have evolved to live in water.
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Here is what I have so far

Birds = air creatures.
Fish = water creatures.
Amphibians = water quadrupeds.
Reptiles = desert quadrupeds.

Placentals = arctic mammals.
Marsupials = antarctic mammals.
Mammals = nocturnal land quadrupeds
Post Merge: 3 months ago

This is not homework. I am creating a conlang.
Post Merge: 3 months ago

Chelicerata = laurasia arthropods
insects = gondwana arthropods
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3 months ago
1) Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests (tropical and subtropical, humid)

Both tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests in West Africa are home to the nigeria-cameroon chimpanzee, a subspecies of great ape. Chimpanzees evolved in these forests as it provided a competitive advantage being able to escape predators by climbing and living on trees.

You need an example for each?
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3 months ago Edited: 3 months ago, em3ry
Ok. I can use that.
Primates = arboreal rainforest mammals.

I don't "need" anything but I I want to create an educational conlang based on semantic primes and this would help me know which primes I need. I only have 350 syllables so I have to be careful to choose only the most useful concepts.

https://tok.fandom.com/wiki/Minimal_language#Animals
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Educator
3 months ago
2) Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests (tropical and subtropical, semihumid)

This forest is less biologically diverse than the rainforest described in the previous post.

One of the dwellers of the dry forests of Madagascar is the giant jumping rat (Hypogeomys antimena). About the size of a rabbit but with large hind legs that enable it to jump like a kangaroo, the giant jumping rat can leap straight up approximately three feet in the air to avoid local predators such as the puma-like fossa and the Madagascar ground boa.
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3 months ago
I think squirrels evolved in either Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests or Temperate coniferous forests.
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Educator
3 months ago
I think squirrels evolved in either Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests or Temperate coniferous forests.

Perhaps, but I like my example more. It makes sense that H. antimena would need this unique ability to hop like a bunny as it scurries the forest floors.
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3 months ago
I wasn't arguing with you.  Your example is tropical and my example is temperate so they're two different habitats anyway.
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3 months ago Edited: 3 months ago, bio_man
OH Crap! I didn't realize that, sorry.

For that, I was thinking the brown bear (Ursus arctos). It camouflages perfectly in these environments.
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3 months ago Edited: 3 months ago, em3ry
Bears are giant racoons.

Wikipedia says: Since amphibians, crustaceans, and other animals around the shore of lakes and rivers are an important part of the raccoon's diet, lowland deciduous or mixed forests abundant with water and marshes sustain the highest population densities.
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