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an organism or species surviving as a remnant of an otherwise extinct flora or fauna in an environment much changed from that in which it originated

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geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared

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The purpose was to determine whether present-day grasslands are ecologically plausible Beringian relicts or analogues.
The Mesopotamian Relict Landscapes have also been receiving more attention over the last several years, with international cooperation and support for the archaeological marvels of southern Iraq growing.
Although we did not anticipate that eukaryotic DNA would amplify with our 16S rRNA specific primer set, these sequences most likely represent a combination of amplified indigenous and/or relict environmental DNA.
Rutelisca shows a very interesting biogeographic affinity: is a relict taxa related to the Old World genus Desmonyx Arrow, 1907, to Parastasia Westwood, 1841, to the Chilean Oryctomorphus Guerin-Meneville, 1830 and to the Mesoamerican Methapachylus (Moron, 1994; Jameson, 2000).
"These depressions - or planitiae - may be 'relict' impact basins, left over from large collisions that took place early in Ceres' history," Marchi said.
This expansion was followed by a postglacial range breakup, retreat to moderate elevations of high mountain systems, and a formation of relict enclaves in smaller hilly areas.
In the Iberian Peninsula, Spanish black pine forests are mainly found in the supramediterranean bioclimatic belt under humid or sub-humid climates (900-1500 m asl), although the relict populations of the Spanish Central System on granitic rocks (Gredos and Guadarrama ranges) are also found under cold perhumid climate (Regato & al., 1991, 1992, 1995; Regato & Del Rio, 2009).
Gas injection allows BP to reach relict and residual oil and continue production well beyond initial estimates.
Strangelove-like War Cabinet Room, and banquets in the gold vault take on extra significance in this relict of the Cold War.
After Oscar Folsom died in a carriage accident when Frankie was 11, Cleveland oversaw the finances of Oscar's relict and acted as Frankie's unofficial guardian.
It is unique for preserving various relict flora and fauna, including the world's largest shoal of sturgeon.
He proposes, convincingly, that they are relict species from a time when the climate was markedly different from what it is today and that they have, effectively, 'retreated' uphill, hanging on in a changed world.
The surprising faunal diversity and density indicate a uniquely rich environment, possibly an isolated refuge for relict populations of species that have disappeared from the adjacent continental slope.