Namib Desert

Food Chain

Bitis peringueyi
(Peringuey's Adder, Dwarf Puff Adder)

Ptenopus kochi
(Koch's Chirping Gecko)

Camponotus detritus
(dune ant)

Paracoccus mutabilis
(mealybug)

Welwitschia mirabilis
(Welwitschia)

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Animalia Fungi Plantae
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Animalia

Aves (birds)
Bubo africanus (Spotted Eagle-Owl) TLC
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)
Coleoptera (beetles)
Pachysoma denticollis (dung beetle)
Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps)
Camponotus detritus (dune ant)
Mammalia (mammals)
Acinonyx jubatus (Cheetah) TLC
Aethomys namaquensis (Rock mouse)
Antidorcas marsupialis (springbok)
Arctocephalus pusillus (Brown Fur Seal)
Canis mesomelas (Black-backed Jackal)
Crocuta crocuta (Spotted Hyena) TLC
Desmodillus auricularis (Cape short-eared gerbil)
Eremitalpa granti (Grant's Golden Mole)
Gerbillurus tytonis (dune hairy-footed gerbil)
Hyaena brunnea (Brown Hyena) TLC
Oryx gazella (gemsbok)
Other
Paracoccus mutabilis (mealybug)
Pseudococcus calceolariae (citrophilus mealybug)
Reptilia (reptiles)
Bitis peringueyi (Peringuey's Adder, Dwarf Puff Adder) TLC
Meroles cuneirostris (Wedge-snouted Sand Lizard, Wedge-snouted Desert Lizard)
Ptenopus kochi (Koch's Chirping Gecko)

Fungi

Phaeophyscia orbicularis (wreath lichen)
Teloschistes flavicans (golden hair lichen)
Xanthoparmelia hueana

Plantae

Acacia erioloba (camelthorn)
Aloe dichotoma (Quiver tree)
Cullen tomentosum
Euphorbia gummifera
Euphorbia namibensis
Faidherbia albida (applering acacia)
Massonia depressa (african lily)
Welwitschia mirabilis (Welwitschia)

Food Chain

Crocuta crocuta
(Spotted Hyena)

Antidorcas marsupialis
(springbok)

Cullen tomentosum


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Ecosystem provided by The Namib: Detritus and Fog Dependence Scott Christy March 1st, 2006