Ponto-Sarmatic pre-steppe thorn thickets

English name: Ponto-Sarmatic pre-steppe thorn thickets

Description (English)

Shrub formations of the southern wooded steppe zone of the Ponto-Sarmatic region, in which Prunus spinosa often plays a dominant role, constituting, in particular, natural, stable biocoenoses on degraded chernozems, similar, in appearance and bush-layer composition, to the sub-Atlantic European recolonisation thickets but with an herb layer dominated by steppe species.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F3.2472
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (F3.247)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Prunus spinosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Prunus spinosa Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 31.8B72 Ponto-Sarmatic presteppe thorn thickets source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.2472 Ponto-Sarmatic pre-steppe thorn thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.2472 Ponto-Sarmatic presteppe thorn thickets same
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