The second word of the week rather more than a week after the first one. I’ll do two this week to make up for it!
This week’s word is sympatric.
Pronounced – Sim PAH trick (rhymes with Saint Patrick)
Meaning – living in the same area.
Origin – from the Greek “sym” – together and “patra” – country, land.
Similar words – allopatric (living in different areas) and parapatric (living in adjacent areas).
Example usage – Corydoras ehrhardti and Corydoras paleatus are two sympatric catfish species found in the upper Tibagi river basin (Ponta Grossa, State of Paraná, Brazil).
Trivia – This word was coined in 1904 by the evolutionary biologist Sir Edward Bagnall Poulton.