Irano-Anatolian sand steppes

English name: Irano-Anatolian sand steppes

Description (English)

Formations dominated by medium or tall perennial tuft-forming grasses or suffrutescents, with lacunar ground cover, together with their associated therophyte communities developed on moving or fixed sands of the Anatolian Plateau, of Transcaucasia, of the Iranian Plateau and of northern Mesopotamia, in the Irano-Anatolian zone of transition between the continental Eurasian steppes and the Mediterranean and southern Palaearctic desert zones. These formations are associated with inland dune systems, see also unit E1.A5.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E1.2H
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.2)

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 34.A5 Irano-Anatolian sand steppes source
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.1. Natural grassland n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E1.2H Irano-Anatolian sand steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E1.2H Irano-Anatolian sand steppes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E1.2H Irano-Anatolian sand steppes same
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