EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > H - Inland unvegetated or sparsely vegetated habitats > H3 - Inland cliffs, rock pavements and outcrops > H3.5 - Almost bare rock pavements, including limestone pavements

Almost bare rock pavements, including limestone pavements

English name: Almost bare rock pavements, including limestone pavements

Description (English)

More or less level surfaces of rock exposed by glacial erosion, by weathering processes, or by aeolian scouring, bare or colonized by mosses, algae or lichens. The hard rock surface may be exposed or partially covered by erosional rock debris, in particular, those produced by frost weathering, heaving, thrusting or cracking. Included are rock surfaces in karst landscapes, rock dome tops, whaleback, roche moutonné, flyggberg and rock basin formations of periglacial areas, golec and felsenmeer formations, level surfaces of dykes and old lava flows. Vascular plant communities may colonize cracks and weathered surfaces.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H3.5
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 62.3 Pavements, rock slabs, moss and lichen carpets wider
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.2. Bare rock n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 I13 Natural rock exposure: limestone pavement narrower
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 26 Limestone pavements narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.1.2 Végétation des dalles calcaires et lapiez de montagne narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H3.5 Almost bare rock pavements, including limestone pavements same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H3.5 Almost bare rock pavements, including limestone pavements same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H3.5 Almost bare rock pavements, including limestone pavements same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H3.5 Almost bare rock pavements, including limestone pavements same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H3.5 Almost bare rock pavements, including limestone pavements same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H3.5 Almost-bare rock pavements, including limestone pavements same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 62.3 Pavements same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 62.3 Pavements same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 62.3   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 62.3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 62.3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 62.3   same
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