|This article does not cite any references or sources. (December 2009)|
Biota are the total collection of organisms of a geographic region or a time period, from local geographic scales and instantaneous temporal scales all the way up to whole-planet and whole-timescale[disambiguation needed] spatiotemporal scales. The biota, or biotic component of the Earth make up the biosphere.
See also 
Flora, fauna and other forms of life such as fungi are collectively referred to as biota.
|This ecology-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|