Biota (ecology)

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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.

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Flora, fauna and other forms of life such as fungi are collectively referred to as biota.

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