Animals living in the Subtropical/Tropical Dry Grassland habitat

Glasslands that occur within the Subtropical and Tropical zone stradle a key zone of habitat on Earth. Most such grasslands are present to the immediate north and south of the tropical/equator belt. Due to the low amount of rainfall, grasses dominate the landscape, but a few scattered trees may be present. Animals that live on the tropical/subtropical grasslands must adapt to this environment. Most migrate through this region, in constant search of food and water.

Mammals will be the largest group of species that live in the grasslands. In Africa, large herds of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest migrate throughout the dry region in constant search of grass. This migration accounts for the few trees that are present on the African savanna. Other mammals that are present in the world's grasslands include kangaroo-like marsupials in Southern New Guinea, armadillos in South America, and bisons of America.

In order to live in the dry tropical/subtropical grasslands, the animals present will have to migrate in order to survive. Large herds of four-hooved animals dominate the African savanna, migrating hundreds of miles each year to find food and water holes in the dry season. Bisons also display this behavior, and will seek to migrate throughout the year. To survive in the dry land, animals will adapt in order to continue the life cycle.


Even-toed ungulates

Roan antelope
Sable antelope
Blue & white-bearded wildebeest
Common hartebeest
Southern reedbuck
Aoudad
Mountain reedbuck
Blesbok
Bohar reedbuck
Springbok
Blackbuck
Lechwe
Red goral
Nile lechwe
Goral
Waterbuck
Grey ox
Kob
Addra gazelle
Klipspringer
Nilgai
Puku
Dorcas gazelle
African buffalo
Asian buffalo
Grant's gazelle
Oribi
Takin
Red-fronted gazelle
Tsessebe
Speke's gazelle
Pampas deer
Thomson's gazelle
Nubian ibex
Walia ibex
Gerenuk
Giraffe
Nilgiri tahr
Mountain nyala
Common rhebok
Addax
Nyala
Impala
Greater kudu

Carnivores

Maned wolf
Nilgiri marten
Andean bear
Peruvian desert fox
Sloth bear
Striped hyaena
Bengal fox
African sand fox
Cape fox
Palawan stink badger
Black-footed cat
Asiatic wild dog
Bat-eared fox
Asiatic jackal
American jackal
Ocelot
African lion
Black-backed jackal
Serval
Jaguar
Leopard
African caracal
African wild dog
Brown palm civet
Cheetah
Common fox
Eyra cat

Bats

Jones's roundleaf bat
Horn-skinned bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
Naked-rumped tomb bat

Dasyuroid marsupials and marsupial carnivores

Red-tailed phascogale
New guinean planigale
Julia creek dunnart
Large desert marsupial-mouse
Kowari
Mulgara
Tasmanian tiger
Eastern quoll
Bronze quoll

American marsupials

Three-striped short-tailed opossum
Southern short-tailed opossum
Emilia's short-tailed opossum
Ihering's short-tailed opossum
Pygmy short-tailed opossum
Marajó short-tailed opossum
Osgood's short-tailed opossum
Chestnut-striped short-tailed opossum
Long-nosed short-tailed opossum
Shrewish short-tailed opossum
Theresa's short-tailed opossum
One-striped short-tailed opossum
Patagonian opossum

Kangaroos, possums, wallabies, and relatives

Boodie
Mala
Dusky pademelon
Bernard's wallaroo

Hares, pikas, and rabbits

White-sided jackrabbit

Elephant-shrews

Short-snouted elephant shrew
Dusky-footed elephant shrew
Eastern rock elephant shrew
Round-eared elephant shrew

Monotremes

Long-beaked echidna

Bandicoots and bilbies

Desert bandicoot
Eastern barred bandicoot
Golden bandicoot
Pig-footed bandicoot
Bilby
Lesser bilby
Barred bandicoot

Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs

Burchell's zebra
Great indian rhinoceros
Square-lipped rhinoceros

Elephants

African elephant

Rodents

Tinfields rock rat
Chacoan mara
Mountain paca
White-toothed brush mouse
Lindbergh's grass mouse
Plains viscacha rat
Arizona pocket mouse
Rabbit-eared tree-rat
Kondana soft-furred rat
Sao paulo grass mouse
Little pocket mouse
Ghana mole rat
Euphrates jerboa
Montane long-nosed squirrel
Bocage's mole rat
Ammodile
Lowland long-nosed squirrel
Kerala rat
Damara mole rat
Nelson's antelope squirrel
Crested porcupine
Hildegarde's broad-headed mouse
Nigerian mole rat
Cape porcupine
African mole rat
Aquatic rat
Mechow's mole rat
Lesser egyptian jerboa
Ochre mole rat
Candango mouse
Mottled tuco-tuco
Sierra madre ground squirrel
Magellanic tuco-tuco
Perote ground squirrel
Natterer's tuco-tuco
Torres's crimson-nosed rat
Felou gundi
Tiny fat mouse
Social tuco-tuco
Fat mouse
Servant mouse
Mexican prairie dog
Pygmy mouse
Phillips's mouse
Forrest's mouse
Bushveld gerbil
Typical lemniscomys
Fring-tailed gerbil
Emin's gerbil
Harwood's gerbil
Harrington's gerbil
Julian's gerbil
Lesser cane rat
Principal gerbil
Least gerbil
Greater cane rat
Alcorn's pocket gopher
Little red gerbil
Smoky pocket gopher
Black and red bush squirrel
Owl's spiny rat
Woodland thicket rat
Speke's pectinator
Silvery mole rat
Spring hare
Louise's spiny mouse
Gray glimbing mouse
Bell groove-toothed swamp rat
Banana climbing mouse
Naked mole rat
Patagonian cavy

Edentates

Burmeister's armadillo
Six-banded armadillo
Southern long-nosed armadillo
Common long-nosed armadillo
Llanos long-nosed armadillo
Brazilian lesser long-nosed armadillo
Screaming hairy armadillo
Large hairy armadillo

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