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taxocene (plural taxocenes)

  1. A taxonomically related set of species within a community.
    • 2015 July 16, “Ant Abundance along a Productivity Gradient: Addressing Two Conflicting Hypotheses”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0131314:
      Many of these studies have shown that taxocene (i.e. taxonomically related set of species co-occurring in a given place) abundance could co-vary positively with resource availability along primary productivity gradients (lizards: [3], ants: [4], birds: [5]), thus supporting the premise that greater food availability can maintain greater population densities.