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morphocline


Quantitative change in a species’ morphology across its range associated with geographical, ecological or other factors.
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haematoparasite


Blood parasite, usually transmitted between hosts by other parasites.
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interparietal scale


The large middle scale at the top of the head, in between the parietals, in skinks.
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parietal scale


The two large scales at the back of the head of skinks.
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translocation


The capture, transport and release or introduction of species from one location to another. Translocation as a tool is used to reduce the risk of a catastrophe to a species with a single population, to improve genetic heterogeneity of separated populations of a species, to aid the natural recovery of a species, or re-establish a species where barri [..]
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tympanum


Eardrum, visible externally on many lizards.
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abiotic


The non-living components of a species' environment.
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abundance


The number of individual organisms within a general area.
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activity periods and cycles


Daily activity in accordance with daily light and temperature regimes.
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adaptation


The change in anatomical structure, physiological process or behavioural trait of a species that has evolved over time by the process of natural selection such that it increases the expected long-term reproductive success of the species.
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