taxocene (plural taxocenes)
- 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, 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: , ants: , birds: ), thus supporting the premise that greater food availability can maintain greater population densities.