Organisms

Monerans
One of the eight kingdoms that are single-celled and have no nucleus. This kingdom is made up of bacteria and cynobacteria.
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Agrobacterium tumefaciens



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One example of monera in the tropical rainforest is Agrobacterium tumefaciens, which are bacilli. Agrobacterium tumefaciens are responsible for the Crown Gall disease. The Crown Gall disease is a disease that affects roots and stems of plants by living freely in their soil or as a parasite inside the plant. (All around the world.)


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Escherichia coli






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Another example of moneran in the tropical rainforest is Escherichia coli. This bacterium is rod-shaped, and can be found in a lot of warm-blooded organism's lower intestine. Most Escherichia coli cannot cause any harm, but some can cause bad food poisoning in humans.


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Azotobacter vinelandii

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The last example of a moneran
in the tropical rainforest is Azotobacter vinelandii. This bacterium is rod-shaped, and can be found in soil.




Protozoa
One of the eight kingdoms that is single or multi-celled, has a nucleus, organelles, no cell wall, and no chlorophyll

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Plasmodium simian in a spider monkey's body





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The first example of protozoa in the tropical rainforest is Plasmodium simian, and is a pseudopod. This protozoan includes a parasite lives inside monkeys, and can cause malaria.




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Paramecium bursaria


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The next example of protozoa in the tropical rainforest is Paramecium bursaria, which is ciliate. These protozoa have a relationship with green algae called Zoochlorella. These protozoa live in water sources in the tropical rainforest, and the algae in the water provide it with food.




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Amoeba proteus



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This last protozoa is called Amoeba proteus, which is a pseudopod. Amoeba proteus can be found in freshwater rivers, lakes, and ponds in the tropical rainforest.

Fungi
~Fungi are single or multi-celled organisms that have a nucleus, and are decomposers. Also, they have no chlorophyll, and absorb nutrients.

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Basidiomycota
Basidiomcota are club shaped with closely packed filaments.
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Dog Stinkhorn

The first example of

fungi in the tropical rainforest is Mutinus caninus.
Kingdom: Fungus
Phylum:Basidiomycota
Class:Agaricomycetes
Order:Phllales
Family:Phallacea

Genus: Mutinus
species:caninus
This fungus can be found on the forest floor in Asia.




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Chytridiomycota
Chytridiomycota live in water or soil.
The next example of fungus in the Tropical Rainforest is Batrachochytrium

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chytridiomycocis

dendrobatidis.
Kingdom:Fungus
Phylum: Chytridiomycota
Class: Chytridiomycetes

Order: Rhizophydiales
Family: Not assinged
Genus: Batrachochytrium
species: dendrobatidis
This type of fungus is a deadly disease to amphibians called chytridiomycocis.




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Basidiomycota - Another example of fungi in the tropical rainforest is Trametes villosa.
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota ( A type of fungus that is club-shaped and has closely packed filaments.)
Class: Agaricomycets
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporacea
Genus: Trametes

Species: villosa
Common Name: Gray Fungus
Description Of Location: Trametes villosa is thin and plate-like, although rather woody. This species occurs from Gulf States all the way until Argentina, in Tropical Rainforests. It often lives on expos

ed logs or dead standing trunks.
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Gray Fungus



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Ascomycota - Next, we have the Sarcoscypha coccinea.
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota ( A type of fungi that is sac-shaped.)

Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Sarcoscyphaceae
Genus: Saracoscypha
Species: coccinea.
Common Name: scarlet elf cap
Description Of Location: This fungus grows on decaying sticks and branches in damp s

pots on forest floors in Tropical Rainforests and many other places.
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Next, there is Phycomyces blakesleeanus.
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Zygomycota
Class: Not assigned

Order: Mucorales
Family: Phycomycetaceae
Genus: Phycomyces
Species: blakesleeanus

Common name: No common name
Description of location: This fungus lives in in decaying plants and animals.
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Basidiomycota
The last fungi is Auricularia delicata
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota (a type of fungi that is club-shaped and has closely packed filaments.)
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Auriculariales

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Family: Auriculariaceae
Genus: Auricularia
species: delicata
Common name: jelly fungi
Description of location: these fungi are widespread throughout tropical and

temperate rainforests in the world



Plants

Plants are one of the eight kingdoms that are multi-celled, have cell walls, and contain chlorophyll.

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Magnoliophyta

A magnoliophyta has a flower that turns into a fruit, which contains seeds.

Theobroma cacao

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnolipsida
Order: Malvales
Family: Steruliaceae
Genus: Theobroma
species: cacao
Theobroma cacao is also known as the cocoa tree and is native to the American tropical rainforest. It originates in clumps along riverbanks in the Amazon basin. The cocoa beans that grow on the tree are made into chocolate!
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Cocoa tree


Pteridophyta

A pteridophyta is a fern that has spores on the bottom of the fronds(leaves).
Angiopteris evecta
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pteridophyta
Class: Filicopsida
Order: Marattiales
Family: Marattiaceae
Genus: Angiopteris
species: evecta
Angiopteris evecta has three common names. They are Madagascar tree fern, mule's foot, and oriental vessel fern. It can be found Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Australia, New Guinea, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Jamaica.

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Mule's Foot


Magnoliophyta

A magnoliophyta has a flower that turns into a fruit, which contains seeds.
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Colcasia
species: esculenta
Colcasia eculenta is also known as Taro, which lives in the Asian Tropical Rainforest.

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Taro


Pteridophyta

Ophioglossum lusitancium
A pteridophyta is a fern that has spores on the bottom of the fronds(leaves).
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pteridophyta
Class: Filicopsida
Order: Ophioglossales
Family: Ophioglossaceae
Genus: Ophioglossum
species: lusitanicum
This type of fern is found in the African Rainforest and is known as adder's tounge.

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Adder's Tounge Fern

Anthocerotophyta

Anthocerotophytas are non-vascular plants meaning they have no water conducting tissues, so they are close to the ground.
Leiosporoceros dussii
KIngdom: Plantae
Phylum: Antocerotophyta
Class: Leisporocerotopsida
Order: Leisporocerotales
Family: Leisporocertaceae
Genus: Leisporoceros
species: dusii
Leisporoceros dusii can be found in the Central American Rainforest.

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Pterophyta
A pterophyta is a fern with spores on the bottom of its fronds(leaves).
Azolla pinnata
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pterophyta
Class: Filicopsida
Order: Hydropteridalles
Family: Azollaceae
Genus: Azolla
species: pinnata
Azolla pinnata is also known as mosquito fern and can be found in the African and Asian Tropical Rainforests.

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Mosquito Fern

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Pteridophyta

A pteridophyta is a fern that has spores on the bottom of the fronds(leaves).

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Ribbon fern

Ophioglossum pendulum
Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Pteridophyta
Class: Filicopsida
Order: Ophioglossales
Family: Ophioglossaceae

Genus: Ophioglossum
species: pendulum
Ophioglossum pendulum is also known as the ribbon fern. It is found in New South Wales, from the coast to the ranges and tablelands.


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Magnoliophyta
A magnoliophyta has a flower that turns into a fruit that contains seeds.
Xanthocyparis vietnamensis
Kingdom: Plant

Phylum: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Xanthocyparis

Species: vietnamensis

Description: They are a very popular plant in the tropical rainforest, and are found in every tropical rainforest.



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Golden cypress





Cycadophyta

Palm like gymnosperms.

Phylum: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Cycadaceae
Genus: Cycas

Species: revoluta
Description: Lives on the ground in all tropical rainforests, and does not grow very tall.

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Sago palm






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Magnoliophyta

A magnoliophyta has a flower that turns into a fruit that contains seeds.

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Sugar cane
Saccharum officinarum

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta

Class: Lilopsida


Order: Poales

Family: Poceae
Genus: Saccharum
Species: officinarum
Also known as the sugar cane, it is native to New Guinea, but now grows in many other places such as tropical rainforests.


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Ginko tree

Pinophyta

Ginkgo biloba


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Ginkgophyta
Class: Ginkgoopsida
Order: Ginkgoales
Family: Ginkgoceae
Genus: Ginkgo
Species: biloba
This is also known as the Ginko Tree. This tree used to be found all over the world, but now is found in a small area of China.

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Magnoliophyta
A magnoliophyta has a flower that turns into a fruit that contains seed
Kingdom: Plant
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae

Genus: Bambusa
Species: tulda
Description: Can be found only in South East Asian Tropical Rainforest.
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Bengal Bamboo







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Lycopodiophyta: characterized by dichotomously branching roots and stems, a single vascular bundle, and small, simple, spirally arranged leaves.

Kingdom: Plant
Phylum: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Lycopodiopsida
Order: Lycopodiales
Family: Lycopodiaceae
Genus: Lycopodium
Species: annotinum
Description: Found in tropical rainforests around North America

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Stiff club moss








Kingdom: Plant
Phylum: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Lycopodiopsida

Order: Lycopodiales
Family: Lycopodiaceae
Genus: Huperzia
Species: selago
Description: Found in tro

pical rainforests around North America.
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Fir club moss



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Pinophyta


Pinus merkusii
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Black pine

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pinus
Species: merkusii
These trees are also known as black pines. They are found in Asian countries such as Burma, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Laos.

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Equisetophyta: A small division of the plant kingdom consisting of the plants commonly called horsetails and scouring rushes.

Kingdom: Plant
Phylum: Equisetophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order: Equisetales
Family: Equisetaceae
Genus: Equisetum
Species: arvense
Description: Found in Tropical Rainfores

ts in North America.
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Horsetails







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Cycadophyta

Palm like gymnosperms.

Zamia integrifolia

Kingdom: Plantae

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Florida arrowroot

Phylum: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Zamia
Species: integrifolia
Also known as wild sago or Florida arrowroot, it lives in sands or sandy foam soils.







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Magnoliophyta

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Cassava

A magnoliophyta has a flower that turns

into a fruit that contains seeds.

Manihot esculenta

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Manihot
Species: esculenta
This plant is also known as cassava. It it found from Mexico to South Tropical America.

Animals
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Philippine tarsier

Mammalia:(mammal) Hairy, milk-producing, endothermic.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Tarsiidae
Genus: Tarsius
Species: syrichta
Location: South Eastern Asian Rainforest.


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Red eyed tree frog
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Amphibia:Spend first part of life in water with gills, second part of life on land with lungs

Agalychnis callidryas

Kingdom: Animilia
Phylum: Chortrada
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Agalychnis
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English Piranha

Species: callidryas
Location: Middle America and South America

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Actiniopterygii:(Ray-Finned fished). Fins supported by bones, upper jaw bones slide forward when opened.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actiniopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Genus: Serrasalmus
Species: rhombeus
Location: Amazon Rainforest


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Aves: (Birds)Hollow bones, scaly legs, and feathers.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family:Ramphastidae
Genus: Ramphastos
species: sulfuratus
Location: Found in the Central and South American Rainforests.

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Keel Billed Toucan

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Anthropod: two openings for food \ waste, jointed appendages, and an exoskeleton

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Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Butterfly

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Anthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus:Ornithoptera
species: alexandrae
Location: It is very rare but can be found in the tropical rainforest of Papua New Guinea.

Mammalia:(mammals) Hairy, milk producing, endothermic
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Panthera
species: onca
Panthera onca can be found in the Central and South American Rainforests, and in parts of North America.

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Jaguar

Bryozoan: Two openings for food and waste, tentacles
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Bryozoa
Class: Phylactolaemata
Order: Not assinged
Family: Pectinatellidae
Genus: Pectinatella
species: magnifica
Location: Can be found in freshwater rivers that flow through the tropical rainforest.

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Aves: (Birds) Hollow bones, scaly legs, and feathers
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Ptilinopus
species: jambu
Location: Southeast Asian Rainforest
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Jambu Fruit Dove

Anneledia: two openings for food and waste, circulatory system
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Anneledia
Class: Clitellata
Order: Rynochobdellida
Family: Piscicolidae
Genus: Piscicola
species: geometra
Location: Can be found in oxygenated freshwater enviornments.
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Arthropod: Two openings for food/waste, they also have a circulatory system
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Anastrepha hastata

Anastrepha hastata

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tephritidae
Genus: Anastrepha
Species: hastata
Location: Found in the Amazon Rainforest\






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Round Worm

Nemata:(round worm) Live in most habitats, parasites.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secementea
Order: Rhabditida
Family: Rhabditidae
Genus: Caenorhabditis
Species: elegans
Location: Most Tropical Rainforests




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Amphibia: Spend first part of life in water with gills, second part of life on land with lungs, smooth skin
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Milk Frog

Trachycephalus resinifictrix

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Trachycephalus
Species: resinifictrix
Location: The Amazon Rainforest


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Caiman Alligator

Reptilia: (crocodiles, snakes, turtles) Ectothermic, scales, four appendages.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodylia
Family: Crocodylidae
Genus: caimain
species: cantherigerus

Location: Amazon River



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Western Basilisk

Reptilia: Ectothermic, scales, four appendages.

Basiliscus galeritus

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Corytophanidae
Genus: Basiliscus
Species: galeritus
Location: Columbia, in rainforests and forested areas


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Sinantherina semibullata


Rotifera: two openings for food/waste, simple brain and nervous system

Sinantherina semibullata

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Rotifera
Class: Eurotatoria
Family: Flosculariidae
Order: Flosculariaceae
Genus: Sinantherina
Species: semibullata
Location: In tropical rainforests in Australia




Insecta: (Insect) Two openings for food/waste, they also have a circulatory system
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Paper Wasp

Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Vespidae
Genus: Polistes
Species: tepidus
Location: Most Tropical Rainforests

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Mollusca: Soft body, two openings, simple organ system, some with a shell.

Trilobobsis roperi

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Shasta chaparral

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mullusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Stylommatophora
Family: Polygyridae
Genus: Trilobobsis
Species: roperi
Location: Lives in tropical rainforests in the Americas

Mollusca: Soft body, two openings, simple organ system, some with a shell.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Stylommatophora
Family: Limacidae
Genus: Deroceras
Species: hesperium

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Evening Fieldslug



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