Riparian Communities

Three major types of wetland habitat are depicted here. Typical riparian communities are easily recognized and occur worldwide. Desert oases are special permanent or semipermanent water sources in arid habitats. Xeroriparian (=dry riparian) habitats are also unique to arid lands. They look like typical rivers or ponds for only brief periods

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Typical riparian gallery

Oasis gallery
Desert Oases

Xeroriparian gallery
Xeroriparian Habitats
Retrieved from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum web site on 06-23-2024