Deserts and Xeric Shrublands is a biome in which the climate is very dry, either hot or cold

It is characterized by

Colorado's San Luis Valley is a typical cold xeric shrubland located in the temperate zone at high elevation although it does deviate from the general description in being densely populated with small animals and their pedators.

See also desert -- List of Deserts and Xeric Shrublands ecoregions

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