endemism


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endemism

[′en·də‚miz·əm]
(medicine)
The state or quality of being endemic.
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The CFR katydids did not differ significantly from all South African katydids in terms of the number of species assigned to each threat status, endemism level, mobility class or trophic level ([[chi square].
Endemism of Iberian northwest which is included in the IEAPCL, even though is common and locally abundant inside its distribution area.
The geographic ranges of these microsatellite groups closely coincide with areas of endemism that have been documented across a variety of vertebrate taxa (Carnaval et al.
When the distributional data were analysed, it was seen that the majority of these species were shown regional endemism.
The spiny forest ecosystem of southern Madagascar is a globally unique ecosystem and characterized by high biotic endemism.
The generally low similarity coefficients between different Saucrorthis Faunas of different localities and regions, and between all Darriwilian shelly faunas indicate that the diversity acmes of the GOBE were always manifested by (a) the flourishing of local or regional faunas and (b) strong endemism or provincialism in the epeiric seas during the Ordovician.
Isolated faunas have been essential for the progress and development of biogeographic and evolutionary theory, due to the relationship between biodiversity, degree of isolation, and endemism (Darwin, 1859; MacArthur & Wilson, 1967; Robertson, 2001).
The book starts with 18 introductory pages on topics including mollusc diversity, threatened species conservation, ecological balance, molluscs as alternative hosts for parasites, mollusc ecology, distribution and endemism, environmental hazards and mortality, and collection and preparation techniques.
Toward a cladistic model for the Caribbean subregion: Delimitation of areas of endemism.