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depauperate

(də-pô′pər-ĭt)
adj.
1. Lacking in variety, especially of species or genes: depauperate island faunas; a genetically depauperate population.
2. Arrested in growth or development; stunted.

de·pau′pe·ra′tion (-pə-rā′shən) n.
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The depauperate faunas of the Oregon Coast Range Isolates and the Klamath Isolates do not appear to be related to those extinctions.
Hakusan were characterized by depauperate fauna with a small number of dominant species, small body size, wingless species, and isolated populations, with some species that are commonly distributed in high mountain ecosystems of the Japanese Alps.
The lower part of the section corresponding to the Birstonas Formation (Jaagarahu Regional Stage) is depauperate of short-ranging conodont species, which precludes conodont-based biozonation of this interval.
Although there is a section in the book's first chapter about NZ's historical problems from human introductions of invasive species, there is scant mention of the weak biotic resistance because of NZ's depauperate indigenous fauna and flora in general and, in particular, its vulnerability to salt marsh colonization by an invasive mosquito because of the absence of a native culicid occupying that habitat.
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Our results corroborate the observations of previous studies that indicate that lizards of the genus Enyalius tend to feed mainly on relatively large-bodied arthropods and to harbour depauperate endoparasite fauna.
are likely to be relatively depauperate in epiphyte species richness compared to persistent seagrass species such as Amphibolis sp.
The Afrotropical anthomyiid fauna appears rather depauperate, with 66 described species recorded to date (Kirk-Spriggs & Stuckenberg 2009).
lotor in western Nebraska was extremely depauperate. Three nematode, 1 trematode, and 1 cestode species were collected.
The parasitic fauna of the contemporary population was depauperate (Marquard-Petersen, 1997).