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ecologygeek commented on the word native vs indigenous
So does native include indigenous?
January 26, 2009
seanahan commented on the word native vs indigenous
Good breakdown Mollusque.
November 3, 2008
mollusque commented on the word native vs indigenous
For distributions of plants and animals, I think in terms of
endemic: found at a given place but nowhere else,
autochthonous: found at its place of origin (used more often in geology),
indigenous: originally from a place, but might also occur elsewhere,
native: has been in a place for a long time and got there naturally if it didn't originate there,
adventitious: occurring in places outside the normal range and not established there,
introduced: humans put it there,
cryptogenic: nobody knows where it came from.
October 31, 2008
bilby commented on the word native vs indigenous
I could throw autochthonous in there. The phrase indigenous people is used more often in Australia than native people to refer to persons of Aboriginal or Torrest Strait Islander descent.
yarb commented on the word native vs indigenous
No basis - just an arbitrary distinction.
On what basis? As a biologist, I'm not aware of such a distinction.
Native for people, indigenous for other species.
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