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alien species

Definition Source References

See invasive alien species.

Americas assessment, Land degradation and restoration assessment, Europe and Central Asia assessment

A species, subspecies, or lower taxon occurring outside of its natural range (past or present) and dispersal potential (i.e. outside the range it occupies naturally or could not occupy without direct or indirect introduction or care by humans) and includes any part, gametes or propagule of such species that might survive and subsequently reproduce. Also known as non-native, non-indigenous, foreign, or exotic species.

Pollination assessment