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Ecoregions of South Dakota

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NameColor on Map
Black Hills Plateau
Black Hills Core Highlands
Pine Ridge Escarpment
Missouri Coteau
Forested Buttes
Subhumid Pierre Shale Plains
Missouri Plateau
Semiarid Pierre Shale Plains
Glacial Lake Basins
Glacial Lake Deltas
Tewaukon/Big Stone Stagnation Moraine
Drift Plains
Prairie Coteau Escarpment
Big Sioux Basin
Glacial Lake Agassiz Basin
James River Lowland
Minnesota River Prairie
Black Hills Foothills
River Breaks
Sagebrush Steppe
Loess Prairies
Miissouri Coteau Slope
Southern Missouri Coteau
Southern Missouri Coteau Slope
Ponca Plains
Southern River Breaks
White River Badlands
Missouri Alluvial Plain
Keya Paha Tablelands
Moreau Prairie
Dense Clay Prairie
Lakes Area
Sand Hills
Prairie Coteau
Beach Ridges and Sand Deltas
Northeastern Nebraska Loess Hills
Western Loess Hills

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