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by Jared R. and Colin F.
MoneransA single celled organism with no nucleus.
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Methylokorus infernorum
Methylokorus infernorum

Cocci shaped

Found in geothermal bogs in New Zealand


Nostoc pruniforme
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Nostac pruniforme


Cocci shaped

Found on wet rocks and in places that are wet


Protists
Single-celled organisms, all have nuclei
Protozoan: an animal-like protist, they do not have chlorophyll or a cell wall. They absorb food from their environment.
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Pretzel Slime Mold

Hemitrichia serpula


Pretzel Slime Mold

Found on rotting logs in shady forests.

Algae: a plant-like protist with a cell wall and chlorophyll. They can make their own food.


Ulva latuca

Sea lettuce
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Sea lettuce
Lives near shores and on rocks in Japan, Great Britain, western shores of U.S. and Canada and many other places.


FungiMulti-cellular organisms, absorb food from the enviornment
Basidiomycota (Phylum): Fungi with closely packed filaments
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae
Genus: Armillaria
Species: ostoyae
Dark Honey Fungus
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Dark Honey Fungus
Lives on mountainsides of the Pacific Northwest

Basidiomycota (Phylum): Fungi with closely packed filaments


Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Pluteaceae
Genus: Amanita
Species: muscaria

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Fly Agaric
Fly Agaric

Found in the soil in the Pacific Northwest and Great Britian

Ascomycota (Phylum): Cup shaped Fungi
​Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Ascomycota
Class: Ascomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Tuberaceae
Genus: Tuber
Species: gibbosum
Oregon White Truffle
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Oregon White Truffle
Lives underneath Douglas Firs

Glomeromycota (Phylum): Microscopic fungi that grow on roots of plants.

Kingdom: Fungi Phylum: Glomeromycota
Class: Glomeromycetes
Order: Glomerales
Family:Glomeraceae

Genus: Glomus
Species: microcarpum

Lives on roots of plants in British Columbia and Australia.
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Glomus microcarpum

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Glomus macrocarpum







Plants Multi-cellular organisms, have cell walls and chlorophyll, make their own food
Non-Vascular Plants: Plants that have no water-conducting tissue
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Antitrichia Moss


Bryopsida (Division): Mosses and Liverworts
Kingdom: Plant
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Order: Leucodontales
Family: Leucodontaceae
Genus: Antitrichia
Species: curtipendula


Antitrichia Moss

Antitrichia Moss is and ephiphyte, which means it lives on other plants.

Vascular Plants: Plants with water-conducting tissue
Polypodiophyta (Division): Ferns
Kingom: Plant
Division: Polypodiophyta
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Western Sword Fern
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales Family: Dryopteridaceae
Genus: Polystichum
Species: munitum
Western Sword Fern
The Western Sword Fern is found all over the Pacific Northwest.
Pinopsida (Class): Conifers
Kingdom: Plant
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
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Sitka Spuce
Genus: Picea
Species: sitchensis
Sitka Spruce
The Sitka Spruce is the largest species of spruce, and is found everywhere in the Pacific Northwest.
Pinopsida (Class): Cone-bearing seed plants with vascular tissue.
Kingdom: Plant
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Pinaceae
Genus: Pseudotsuga
Species: menziesii
Douglas Fir
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Douglas Fir
The Douglas Fir lives is found all over in the Pacific Northwest.



Magnoliopsida (Class): Flowering Plants with an embryo that has two seed leaves.
Kingdom: Plant
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Sapindales
Family: Aceraceae
Genus: Acer
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Broadleaf Maple

Species: macrophyllum
Broadleaf Maple
The Broadleaf Maple's range is in the Pacific Northwest.

​ Magnololiopsida (Class): Flowering plants with an embryo that has two seed leaves.
Kingdom: Plant
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Species: spectabilis

Salmonberry
Found abundantly in the Pacific Northwest.
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Salmonberry

Polypodiophyta (Division): Ferns

Kingdom: Plant
Division: Polypodiophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Cyatheales
Family: Cyatheaceae
Genus: Cyathea
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Silver Tree Fern

Species: dealbata


Silver Tree Fern

Found mostly in New Zealand Temperate Rainforests.
Lycopodiophyta (Division): Quillworts, Spikemosses and clubmosses



Kingdom: Plant
Division: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Lycopodiopsida

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Oregon Spikemoss

Order: Selaginellales
Family: Byrrhoidea
Genus: Selaginella
Species: oregana


Oregon Spikemoss

It is found in Oregon and Washington State.


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Hanging Fork Fern
Psilotophyta (Division): Wisk ferns

Kingdom: Plant
Division: Psilotophyta
Class: Psilotopsida
Order: Psilotales
Family: Psilotaceae
Genus: Tmesipteris
Species: tannensis

Hanging Fork Fern
Found in trees in New Zealand.
Rosopsida (Class): Flowering Plants, often classified under Magnoliopsida

Kingdom: Plant Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Rosopsida Order: Fabales
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Alsatian Clover
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Trifolium
Species: hybridum
Alsatian Clover
It is found in all temperate regions.

Liliopsida(Class): Monocots
Kingdom: Plant
Division: Tracheophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Amaryllidales
Family: Hemerocallidaceae
Genus: Phormium
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New Zealand Flax

Species: tenax

New Zealand Flax
found in New Zealand temperate rain forests.
Equisetophyta(Division): Horsetails

Kingdom: Plant
Division: Equisetophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order: Equisetales
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Giant Horsetail

Family: Equisetaceae
Genus: Equisetum
Species: telmateia

Giant Horsetail

Found in the Pacific Northwest.
​AnimalsMulti-celled organisms that digest their food inside their body.
Invertebrates- no backbone or spinal cord
Mollusca (Phylum): Soft bodied with well developed organ system.
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Pacific Banana Slug

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Stylommatophora
Family: Noctuoidea
Genus: Ariolimax
Species: columbianus

Pacific Banana Slug
Found in the Pacific Northwest.
Arthropods (Phylum): Multiple body segments, jointed appendages and exoskeletons.
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Japanese Rhinoceros beetle
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeoidea
Genus: Trypoxylus
Species: dichtomus


Japanese Rhinoceros beetle
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Japanese Mountain Leech


Found in Japan.

Annelida ( Phylum): Earthworms, leeches, polychaetes
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Hirudinea
Order: Arhynchobdellida
Family: Haemadipsidae
Genus: Haemadipsa
Species: zeylanica

Japanese Mountain Leech
Is found all over in Japan.

Brachiopoda (Phylum): Brachiopods

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Brachiopoda
Class: Rhynchonellata
Order: Terebratulida
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Common Lampshell

Family: Laqueidae
Genus: Terebratalia
Species: transversa

Common Lampshell
Is found on Pacific Northwest beaches.

Platyhelminthes (Phylum): Have one opening for food and waste, have a simple nerve system

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Turbellaria
Order: Polycladida
Family: Stylochidae
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Giant Leaf Worm

Genus: Kaburakia
Species: excelsa

Giant Leaf Worm
It is found on Pacific Northwest beaches.


Arthropods (Phylum): Multiple body segments, jointed appendages, exoskeleton
Kingdom: Animalia 

Phylum: Arthropoda 

Class: Insecta 

Order: Odonata 

Family: Aeshnidae 

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Green Darner Dragonfly

Genus: Anax 

Species: junius 





Green Darner Dragonfly 

Is found in the Pacific Northwest.


​Vertebrates - Have a backbone
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Canadian Lynx

Mammals (Class): Have fur, an advanced nervous system and feed their young milk.
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Lynx
Species: canadensis
Canadian Lynx
Found in the pacific Northwest and in Western Canada. Amphibia (Class): Have gills as larva, lungs as adults, has two pairs of legs, ectotherms
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
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Coastal Giant Salamander

Order: Urodela
Family: Dicamptodontidae
Genus: Dicamptodon
Species: tenebrosus

Coastal Giant Salamander
Found in Pacific Northwest.



Bony Fish (Class): Gills, bone skeleton, two pairs of fins, lay eggs, ectotherms

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Osteichthyes
Order: Salmoniformes
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Sockeye Salmon. The male is on the bottom, the female on the top.

Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Oncorhynchus
Species: nerka

Sockeye Salmon
Found in streams and lakes of the Pacific Northwest




Birds (Class): Hollow bones, enlarged lungs, lay eggs, have scaly legs and feathers, endotherm

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Falconidae
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American Kestrel

Genus: Falco
Species: sparverius

American Kestrel
Found over all of North America.










Reptiles: Two pairs of legs, covered with scales and lay eggs.
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Japanese Keelback


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Amphiesma
Species: vibakari


Japanese Keelback

Found in areas of Japan.
Birds: Hollow bones, enlarged lungs, lay eggs and havee feathers.
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Pacific Varied Thrush
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae
Genus: Ixoreus
species: naevius
Pacific Varied Thrush
Found in the Pacific Northwest
Other species found in the Temperate Rainforest include Ursus americanus (Black Bear), Corvus corax (Common Raven), Sciurus griseus (Western Gray Squirrel), and Odocoileus hemionus (Mule Deer), all found in the Pacific Northwest.
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