Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332



Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
Textbook Problem

A highly threatened region that is home to many unique species is a(n) _______ .

  1. a. ecoregion
  2. b. biome
  3. c. biodiversity hot spot
  4. d. community

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Threatened species are any species that are about to be endangered in the coming future.


Reasons for the correct answer:

Biodiversity hot spots are bio-geographic regions that are rich in endemic species. These regions are threatened regions with high biodiversity that are considered as a high priority for conservation attempt. For example, forests are considered as biodiversity hotspots. The California Floristic province on the west coast is home for endemic conifers. Therefore, option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “ecoregion”. Ecoregion or ecological region is a geographical and ecological unit with characteristic fauna, flora, and ecosystems...

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