Flooded grasslands and savannas

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The Pantanal, in central South America
Extent of flooded grasslands and savannas


Flooded grasslands and savannas is a terrestrial biome of the WWF biogeographical system . Its component ecoregions are generally located at subtropical and tropical latitudes, which are flooded seasonally or year-round. A common term is swamp.

Characteristics[edit]

Flooded grasslands and savanna habitats, plant communities, ecosystems, ecozones, and ecoregions are characterized by:

  • very wet to saturated soil moisture content in nutrient-rich soils
  • in temperate to tropical climates

They are found as grasslands, savannas, and wetlands.

Examples[edit]

The Pantanal: ground view
Some types and examples include

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