defining Endemics

To: "Philip A. Veerman" <>, "John Leonard" <>
Subject: defining Endemics
From: "Reid" <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 16:33:04 +1100
Thanks for expanding the confusion, Philip.

Chambers Science and Technology Dictionary (1988) defines endemic as:

A species or family  confined to a particular region and thought to have
originated there.

(It also define endemic as : A disease permanently established in moderate
or severe form in a defined area.  I guess that would apply to birding).

It also defines 'indigenous' as : Native, not imported.


Ralph Reid

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