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Glossary of Terms & Definitions
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Relict

Ecology - An occurrence that represents a localized species or community living in an environment that has changed from that which is typical for it.

Hidden Valley: A Relict Population

A unique environment in the desert - Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree National Park.

Sensitive Habitats

Small populations of Rocky Mountain white fir (Abies concolor concolor), relict populations from the late Pleistocene-early Holocene period can be found in the ...

Desert National Parks and National Forests

National Natural Landmarks. Trona Pinnacles. Relict landform from Pleistocene containing unique formations of calcium carbonate known as "Tufa" ... Rainbow ...

Special-status Plants in Yosemite National Park

Many of these species have extremely limited distributions in the park and may represent relict populations from past climatic or topographic conditions, while ...

Fauna in the Mojave Preserve

There are also populations of rock squirrels in pinyon-juniper woodland, a relict population of dusky-footed woodrats, mule deer, porcupines, mountain lions, ...

The Mojave Desert - Life at the Extremes

... that live only in small relict habitats, including the Inyo Mountain's slender salamander (Batrachoseps campi) and several species of pupfish (Cyprinodon sp.).

Creosote bush

Although large-scale creosotebush seedling establishment does not occur after disturbance, relict creosotebush usually increases in size by cloning.

Hidden Valley Joshua Tree

A Relict Population. The Mojave Desert as we know it is probably less than 10,000 years old. Before that, ... The Pinyon Pine. Found mostly in the mountains of ...

Desert Reptiles and Amphibians

There are fewer than 10 species of frogs and toads and one of these - the Vegas Valley leopard frog (a subspecies of the relict leopard frog) - is probably now ...
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