Definitions

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  • adj. That has been endemic in a region for a very long time

Etymologies

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From paleo- +‎ endemic

Examples

  • Most of the endemics at higher altitudes are recently evolved, comprising 19 of the near-endemics and 19 of the strict endemics, whereas paleoendemic plants, including the three endemic genera, occur only in the foothills.

    Mount Cameroon and Bioko montane forests

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