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distinctiveness
(english) In contrast to richness and rarity, distinctiveness is a criterion used to assess the degree of genetical separation of a given species from other species. For example, when comparing areas for conservation purposes, endemic species should receive higher conservation priority because they are distinct in that they are found nowhere else in the world. (See also: endemic, rarity, richness)
particularité
(french) Au contraire de la richesse ou de la rareté, le critère de la particularité est utilisé pour estimer le degré de séparation génétique d'une espèce. Par exemple, en comparant des zones pour la conservation, les espèces endémiques seront prioritaires dans la mesure ou elles se distinguent par le fait qu'elle ne peuvent être trouvées ailleurs. (See also: endemic, rarity, richness)

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