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The climate of this world is very similar to that of ours. Forests are somewhat drier due to the lack of angiosperms, the world is a few degrees cooler due to the lack of human-induced global warming, and many local ecosystems differ. The general layout of the world, however, would be very familiar to a visitor from ours.
Florida: Ranging in ecosystems from deciduous forest and bayous to flooded prairies and barrier islands, the peninsula of Florida has one of the most diverse animal and plant assemblages outside the tropics.
Siberian Tundra: With comparatively few cold-adapted animals and plants present in the world today, a unique radiation has taken place in the colder regions of the north.
Madagascar: After millions of years of isolation from mainland Africa (with minimal faunal exchange), the life on Madagascar is quite different from that found anywhere else on Earth.
Amazon: The Amazon River and its surrounding rainforest have one of the greatest diversities of life anywhere on Earth. Such a large body of moving water, too, provides the habitat for many unusual species.
New Zealand: A chain of islands in the Southern Pacific underwent an extinction of most terrestrial life during the Cenozoic, paving the way for some unusual lineages to evolve in this isolated vacuum.
Caribbean:This "tropical paradise" of the Atlantic is home to a great diversity of marine species, some unusual forms on the islands, and a few real sea monsters.