Definition of stenotopic in English:

stenotopic

Line breaks: steno|top¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌstɛnə(ʊ)ˈtɒpɪk
 
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adjective

Ecology
  • (Of an organism) able to tolerate only a restricted range of habitats or ecological conditions: complex ecosystems characterized by comparatively stenotopic organisms Often contrasted with eurytopic.
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    • Our findings also show that patterns of genetic divergences of stenotopic organisms provide valuable feedback on geological and sedimentological time estimates for lake level changes.
    • Moreover, it is apparent that some taxa were eurytopic whereas others were stenotopic.
    • Protarabellites rectangularis and P. staufferi can, however, be found in marls and slightly deeper environments and seem to be less stenotopic than P. triangularis.

Origin

1940s: from Greek stenos 'narrow' + topos 'place' + -ic.

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