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introduced species
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
Species that were intentionally or unintentionally brought by humans into a new geographic area or environment which is outside of their native range.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/17460.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/17460
Used For
alien animals
alien species
exotic species
exotics
non-native species
nonindigenous species
nonnative species
Broader Term
biological resources
Narrower Term
introduced plants
Related Term
cryptogenic species
indigenous species
invasive species
Spanish
especies introducidas
Term Number
17460