What is an endemic species, and what is their relationship to biodiversity hot spots? Name one such "hotspot" and discuss its importance.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 8:46 pm ad1c9bdddf
Endemic species are unique to a place and are not naturally found elsewhere. The place must be a discrete geographical unit, such as an island, habitat type, or other defined area or zone. For example, the Orange-breasted Sunbird is endemic to Fynbos, meaning it is exclusively found in the Fynbos vegetation type of southwestern South Africa.
A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region with a significant reservoir of biodiversity that is ...
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