Irano-Anatolian sand steppes
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
|EUNIS habitat type||code E1.2H|
|Bern Convention||Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (E1.2)|