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Map of South Britannia
Although most of the region is semi-arid or desert, it covers a diverse range of habitats, from alpine heaths to tropical rainforests, and is recognised as a megadiverse region. Because of the great age and consequent low levels of fertility of the continent, its extremely variable weather patterns, and its long-term geographic isolation, much of the area's biota is unique and diverse. About 85% of flowering plants, 84% of mammals, more than 45% of birds, and 89% of in-shore, temperate-zone fish are endemic.
Australiasian forests are mostly made up of evergreen species, particularly eucalyptus trees in the less arid regions, wattles replace them in drier regions and deserts as the most dominant species. Among well-known fauna are a host of marsupials, including the kangaroo, koala, and wombat, and birds such as the emu and the kookaburra. The region is home to many dangerous animals including some of the most venomous snakes in the world.
The climate of the region varies widely, but by far the largest part of the region is desert or semi-arid – 40% of the landmass is covered by sand dunes. Only the south-east and south-west corners have a temperate climate and moderately fertile soil. The northern part of the country has a tropical climate, varied between tropical rainforests, grasslands, part desert.South Britannias climate is ruled by the hot, sinking air of the subtropical high pressure belt which moves north and south with the seasons. This causes the rainfall pattern over Australia to be highly seasonal. In many parts of the country, seasonal high and lows can be great with temperatures ranging from above 50 °C (122 °F) to well below zero. Minimum temperatures are moderated by the lack of mountains and the influence of surrounding oceans.Australiasia is the second driest continent (after Antarctica), and frequent droughts have led to the introduction of water restrictions in all parts of the region.
There are TBA provinces in the region;
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia