Unformatted text preview: to life in the drylands. The Sahara and a few other deserts have almost no vegetation. Most deserts, however, are home to a variety of plants, all adapted to heat and lack of abundant water (succulents and cacti). A view of the Sonoran desert vegetation type in Arizona is shown by Figure 7. Animal life of the Sonoran desert includes arthropods (especially insects and spiders), reptiles (lizards and snakes), running birds (the roadrunner of the American southwest and Warner Brothers cartoon fame), rodents (kangaroo rat and pack rat), and a few larger birds and mammals (hawks, owls, and coyotes)....
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