deserticolous

deserticolous

[¦dez·ər¦tik·ə·ləs]
(ecology)
Living in a desert.
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It is natural that bulk of thar fauna exhibit marked xerophily, with predominance of deserticolous elements well-adapted to life under desert conditions; this is so to the elements that the intermediate and phytophilous elements of the thar group have mixed xerophilous tendencies and graminicoles, like Ochrilidia, occur under conditions of extreme aridity.
Note: Ragge (1964) ascribed Libyan specimens to the "deserticolous form" of T.