mesopredator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

meso- +‎ predator

Noun[edit]

mesopredator (plural mesopredators)

  1. (ecology) A medium-sized predator which often increases in abundance when larger predators are eliminated.
    Raccoons, skunks, snakes, cats, and foxes are mesopredators.

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References[edit]

  • Groom, M., Meffe, G., Carroll, C. 2006. Principles of Conservation Biology. Sinauer Associates, Inc.