How does a biome differ from a habitat?

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Jan 20, 2016

Answer:

A habitat describes the physical environment a species lives in whereas a biome is compromised of multiple habitats with similar features.

Explanation:

A habitat describes the physical environment a species lives in whereas a biome is compromised of multiple habitats with similar features.

A biome is a geographic area with similar vegetation, temperature, and precipitation.

Wikipedia

A biome is a more inclusive term than a habitat. Within the tropical rainforest biome, we can characterize the habitat used by spider monkeys and the habitat used by leaf cutter ants.

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