psammophile


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psammophile

(ˈsæməʊˌfaɪl) or

psammophil

n
(Biology) a plant or animal that thrives in sand
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Two species, Blaps gigas and Pimelia valdani dominate tenebrionid beetles while Chrysomelidae are represented mainly by Timarcha tenebricosa and beetles by Heliotaurus caeruleus, floricultural species and Tentyria interruptus, xerophilous species and psammophile very abundant in the steppe and desert arid and a varied regime of the same type as that of the Blaps [83,6].
It occurs under dry or psammophile environmental conditions where dung is scarce.
Physical properties of the psammophile cryptogamic crust and their consequences to the water regime of sandy soils, north-western Negev Desert, Israel.