Autochthonous kind

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As a native (of ancient Greek αὐτός autós , German , even ' and χθών Chthon , German , Earth' ), native or indigenous type is known in biology creatures that in the current distribution area (region, biotope ) accrues (have formed evolutionarily) or immigrated there without human influence in the course of natural area expansion. In botany, for example, trees are referred to as autochthonous species or grape varieties as autochthonous varieties.

On the other hand, there are allochthonous (alien, sometimes foreign) species that occur through human activity in an area in which they do not occur naturally.

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