Muuuh Wildlife Tales

Endemic, Native, Introduced Species

Mainly to clean up my imprecise use of “endemic”, “native”, “introduced” species within my publications.

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Endemic to North America

Endemic Species

A species unique to a defined geographic location such as an island, country, or other defined zone or habitat. A species that is indigenous to a place isn’t endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

Native species

Plants or animals originated and live in a defined area without any human intervention. Native species can be considered native in multiple locations throughout the year due to migration.

Introduced Species

A species living outside its native distributional range having arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental.

Montreal, 6/14/2020