Endemic vs Streamertail - What's the difference?

endemic | streamertail |


As nouns the difference between endemic and streamertail

is that endemic is an individual or species that is endemic to a region while streamertail is any of various hummingbirds of the genus trochilus , endemic to jamaica, with greatly elongated rectrices in the males.

As an adjective endemic

is native to a particular area or culture; originating where it occurs.

endemic

English

Alternative forms

* endemick (obsolete)

Adjective

(Wikipedia) (-)
  • Native to a particular area or culture; originating where it occurs.
  • Kangaroos are endemic to Australia.
  • (Especially of plants and animals.) Peculiar to a particular area or region; not found in other places.
  • The endemic religion of Easter Island arrived with the Polynesian settlers.
  • (Especially of diseases.) Prevalent in a particular area or region.
  • Malaria is endemic to the tropics.
  • * 1998 , Gillian Catriona Ramchand, Deconstructing the Lexicon , in Miriam Butt and Wilhelm Geuder, eds. “The Projection of Arguments”
  • These problems are endemic to the theory of thematic roles as currently conceived, because the classification it implies simply does not correspond to legitimate linguistic semantic definitions.

    Usage notes

    An endemic disease is one which is constantly present in a given area, though usually at low levels, whereas an epidemic is widespread and has a high incidence. A sporadic disease occurs now and then at low levels. * (English Citations of "endemic")

    Synonyms

    * (native to a particular area) native * (peculiar to a particular area) indigenous

    Antonyms

    * (native to a particular area) alien, introduced * (localized) systemic

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An individual or species that is endemic to a region.
  • * 2004 , (Richard Fortey), The Earth , Folio Society 2011, p. 34:
  • The species that appeared as a consequence were endemics ; that is, they were found nowhere else in the world.

    streamertail

    English

    (wikipedia streamertail) (Trochilus)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of various hummingbirds of the genus Trochilus , endemic to Jamaica, with greatly elongated rectrices in the males.