Desert Locations

The map and table that appear on this page are courtesy of the educational web site EnchantedLearning.com.

 

Some of the largest deserts in the world:

 

Type of Desert Name of Deserts Location Animals
Hot Desert Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria, Simpson, Gibson, Tanami Australia bilby, dingo, kangaroo, marsupial mole, quokka, rabbit-eared bandicoot, etc.
Hot Desert Arabian Desert Arabian Peninsula dromedary, dung beetle, camel, civet, Egyptian vulture, flamingo, fox, gazelle, hare, hedgehog, Arabian horse, hyena, ibex, jackal, jerboa, lesser bustard, lizard, locust, oryx, peregrine falcon, porcupine, sand cobra, scorpion, skink, veiled chameleon, viper, etc.
Hot Desert Chihuahuan Mexico/S.W. USA big free-tailed bat, coyote, diamondback rattlesnake, kangaroo rat, roadrunner, vampire bat, etc.
Hot Desert Kalahari S.W. Africa gazelle, gerbil, ground squirrel, hyena, jackal, meerkat, springbok, etc.
Hot Desert Mojave S.W. USA bighorn sheep, coyote, desert tortoise, jack rabbit, pupfish, sidewinder, etc.
Hot Desert Monte Argentina, South America armadillo, cavy, jaguarundi, puma,tinamou, tuco-tuco, etc.
Hot Desert Sahara North Africa addax antelope, barn owls, cape hare, dama deer, desert hedgehog, dorcas gazelle, fan-tailed raven, Fennec fox, gerbil, horned viper, jackal, jerboa, mouse, Nubian bustard, ostrich, sand fox, shrew, slender mongoose, spiny-tailed lizard, spotted hyena, etc.
Hot Desert Sonoran S.W. USA, Mexico barn owl, big free-tailed bat, black widow spider, bobcat, chuckwallas, coati, collared peccary, desert iguana, desert tortoise, dragonfly, elf owl, gila monster, kangaroo rat, pack rat, Mexican gray wolf, mule deer, pupfish, rattlesnake, red-tailed hawk, roadrunner, scorpion, sidewinder, tarantula, turkey vulture, wild burros, etc.
Hot Desert Thar Indian, Pakistan dromedary, great Indian bustard, Indian spiny-tailed lizard, jackal, sandgrouse, etc.
Coastal Desert Atacama Peru, Chile llama, Peruvian fox, etc.
Cold and Hot Desert Gobi China, Mongolia Bactrian camel, beetles, blue hill pigeon, desert wheatear, gazelle, gecko, Mongolian gerbil, jerboa, Gobi bear, jerboa, lizards, onager, Pallas cat, Pallas sandgrouse, Przewalski horse, short-toed larks, snow leopard, wild mountain sheep, wolf, etc.
Cold and Hot Desert Iranian Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan monitor lizard, onager, oryx, scorpion, etc.
Cold and Hot Desert Namib S. W. Africa fringe-toed lizard, golden mole, jackal, sidewinder, viper, web-footed gecko, etc.
Cold and Hot Desert Takla Makan W. China Bactrian camel, jerboa, long-eared hedgehog, gazelle, etc.
Cold Desert Patagonian Argentina, South America guanaco, lesser rhea, mara, pygmy armadillo, tuco-tuco, Patagonian weasel, foxes, puma, hawks, eagles, etc.
Cold Desert Turkestan Middle East Asian tortoise, gazelle, gerbil, saiga antelope, etc.
Cold Desert Antarctic Desert Antarctica Brown skua, penguins, mites, springtails, worms, etc.
Semi-arid Desert Great Basin USA bighorn sheep, jack rabbit, pocket mouse, pronghorn antelope, sage thrasher, etc.
 

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