It is difficult to answer unequivocally, what animals live in the desert, as this natural area is extremely extensive.
The composition of the fauna of the steppes varies depending on geographic location.
So it makes sense to identify the most typical representatives.
Large animals steppe
Steppe called plain, located in themoderate or subtropical zone of the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. Steppe vegetation poor, and are nearly absent trees. The fauna of the steppe is not too diverse, but quite interesting.
The fauna of the steppe for a variety of indicators - inparticularly in species composition - reminiscent of the desert fauna. For steppe characterized by hot summers, drought, severe cold in the winter, a small amount of grazing. Therefore, the animals that inhabit the steppe, have to adapt to the harsh climatic conditions. In summer, most of them are nocturnal.
Of the hoofed animals often can be found antelope,gazelle, saiga. In general, characterized by steppe species with sharp vision and the ability to run fast. Mongolian steppe in large numbers inhabit dzhigetai. It solipeds equine mammals, which are kind of wild donkeys. They have a stocky trunk with hair dun hue and a short black mane.
It is hard to imagine without the steppe wolfcoyotes, jackals and Korsakov. The latter is to talk separately. Korsak - a steppe fox, fox resembles ordinary, but has a more long legs and a short tail. In summer, its skin has a reddish-gray color, it becomes yellowish in winter.
At the steppes live numerous rodents who build complex burrows, for example, hamsters, squirrels and marmots. Typical representatives are steppe jerboa.
Suffice it presented diverse bird: in the desert inhabit the gray heron, skylarks, kestrels, steppe eagles, quail, bustard, demoiselle, hoopoe, bitterns, roller, pink starlings. In winter, most of the birds fly away.
Finally, the fauna of the steppe zone includesa huge number of insects. Since almost all year round in the desert winds blow strong survive here a little flying, or vice versa strong, able to withstand the flow of air winged species. The first is called a locust, a lot of Diptera and Hymenoptera. There are butterflies - mostly modest scoops.
Noteworthy is the fact that the steppeZone of North America inhabited by the fauna is much poorer than in Eurasia. Even less diverse fauna of Australia - here steppe inhabited mostly marsupials.