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Morstaybishlian Overseas Territory of Nevez Kaltariezh
New Kaltaria (Staynish)
and largest city
|Nevez Kaltariz, Boscowiz
|35,752 km2 (13,804 sq mi)
• 2023 census
|317.45/km2 (822.2/sq mi)
|ISO 3166 code
Nevez Kaltariezh, often New Kaltaria is a series of islands forming a Morstaybishlian oversea territory off the coast of Arcturia, near the semi-autonomous state of Puntalia and Rodenia. Nevez Kaltariezh, together with Louzaria, make up the last Morstaybishlian holdings in Arcturia.
Nevez Kaltariezh's countryside consists of partially open subtropical highlands and subtropical forests mixed with oceanic climate more towards the east, and a mixture of subtropical steppes and open habitat mesa grassland towards the west. There is a larger variety of species in the partially open subtropical highlands and subtropical forests than anywhere else in Nevez Kaltariezh. The subtropical forests are divided into two closely related subtypes.
South-eastern Alaias forests
The thicker, deeper, denser "South-eastern Alaias forests" are dominated by larger arcturmontane trees. These tall woodlands are typically found in sheltered gorges and mountainous areas in Alaias Province.
Typical species include massive trees such as yellowwoods, Ilex mitis, Kiggelaria africana, Assegai trees, ironwoods, Cunonia capensis, Cassine species, Olinia ventosa, and Rapanea melanophloeos, which form the highest canopy; smaller trees such as Halleria lucida, Diospyros whyteana, and Maytenus acuminata, which form a medium layer; as well as a variety of ferns, herbs, bushes, vines, and lianas (e.g. Asparagus scandens, Rhoicissus tomentosa). Though not as rich in biodiversity as the North-eastern Colonarius forests, these woodlands still contain a variety of endemic plants and animals which occur nowhere else in the world.
North-eastern Colonarius forests
The other subtype includes the bigger "North-eastern Colonarius forests".
This is a tall, dense, species-rich forest in a moist and warm temperate climate. The highest canopy is formed from the intermeshed crowns of the most massive trees. Understories are formed from medium-sized, multitrunked trees and the forest floor is home to a range of indigenous shrubs, bushes, ferns, and flowers. Enormous lianas and vines reach up to the canopy and between the branches and a variety of animals inhabit these woods. These woodlands spread far and wide in Colonarius Province.
The furthermost western regions of Nevez Kaltariezh sees subtropical forest turn to steppe bushland with trees in uncommon infrequent intervals, usually near bodies of water. The steppe bushland eventually merges with a mesa grassland. This area is drier but still arable. There are infrequent bushes and shrubs which seemed to have replaced the infrequent trees in this biome. Shrubbery exists alongside the Alais river basin.
Invertebrates such as insects and arachnids, small rodents, shrews and avian species inhabit the mesa grasslands, of which the most common avian species are the white-quilled bustard and the Nova-Calthia long-billed lark. The only predator in the mesa grasslands is the Arcturian eagle-owl.