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Great Victoria Desert

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An arid region of south-central Australia sloping to the Nullarbor Plain on the south.

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  • noun a desert region in south central Australia to the north of the Nullarbor Plain

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Examples

  • The 2.5 day ride glides past the red-hued Macdonnell Ranges, over the baked Great Victoria Desert, via vast sheep and cattle stations.

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  • The 2.5 day ride glides past the red-hued Macdonnell Ranges, over the baked Great Victoria Desert, via vast sheep and cattle stations.

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  • These extinctions include a number of species which once utilized the Great Victoria Desert: the pig-footed bandicoot (Chaeropus ecaudatus), short-tailed hopping mouse (Notomys amplus), long-tailed hopping mouse (N. longicaudatus), and lesser stick-nest rat (Leporillus apicalis).

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  • Although the barrier is only several thousand years old, distinct subspecies have evolved, with C.b. brooksi found in the Great Victoria Desert.

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  • This corridor links the Pilbara region in Western Australia to the Central Ranges by going though the Lake Carnegie region in the Great Victoria Desert and the southern part of the Gibson Desert.

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  • Diversification in habitat results in high lizard density: in a portion of the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia up to 9 different species of geckos may overlap, with species utilizing a wide variety of food and habitats (sandridges, rocky breakaways, and salt lakes).

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  • A vast, sparsely populated region covered by dunefields and gibber plains, the Great Victoria Desert receives little rain and experiences extreme temperatures.

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  • In Western Australia, some 20 percent (5,000 km2) of the Great Victoria Desert Nature Reserve falls within the region.

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  • An example of this isolation can be seen in the Great Victoria Desert, where a population of Ctentus brooksi is isolated from populations in the Simpson Desert by a narrow strip of scrub vegetation in south-central Northern Territory.

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  • The Great Victoria Desert also has an exceptionally high diversity of reptiles, including the vulnerable great desert skink (Egernia kintorei) which had been considered extinct in South Australia until its rediscovery by Aboriginal landholders in 1998.

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