As for the wildlife on the territory of Uzbekistan, it has formed in concordance with the flora. The fastest animals live in desert areas. Even the type of hedgehog that lives in desert areas has longer legs than those found in Europe. Also, desert birds are different in terms of running and flying speeds than those found in other habitats^Lizards are also among the fastest desert animals. Even the desert beetles have longer legs compare to those that live in a damp climate. Among the fast runners are ground beetles, phalanx, and, particularly, tarantula.
Among invertebrates there are phalanx, scorpion, tarantula, beetle, mosquitoes, and others. There are reptiles such as round-heads, steppe agama, lizards, as well as birds - the nightjar, buzzard, saxaul jay, desert sparrow, shrike, and others.
Among mammals, there are ground squirrel, jerboa, and others. Also, there are different types of wolves, hedgehogs, foxes, and other animals.
Many wood louses, phalanx, ants, and cicadas inhabit the loamy desert areas. Besides, other animals such as the Central Asian turtle, yellow ground squirrel, arrow snake, gazelle, and others are found in the area.
It is typical to run across the Central Asian cobra in the Karshi desert, other species of venomous snakes- in the Golodny Desert, as well as saygak and the four-striped runner - in the Usturt Plateau.
The fauna of mountainous and plain areas is alike. Of course, it does not include some birds and animals that inhabit the rocks. Among birds, there are reels, buntings, lentils, black vulture, and others. Also, there are mammals such as wild boars, wild goats, mountain sheep, badger, marten, fox, wolf, and others.
In general, the list of animals and birds that inhabit different areas of the country includes green toad, bear, panther, wolf, Siberian goat, mountain sheep, pheasant, cuckoo, magpie, jackal, black crow, southern nightingale, rat, Bukhara deer, and many others.
There are more than 70 types of fish in the water reservoirs of the country. Besides, there are more than 300 types of invertebrates including 80 types of Crustaceans.