Native (ecology)

term in biogeography for a species relationship to a geography; opposite of introduced species
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A species is called indigenous or native to a place when that species lives there because of the natural environment, not human change. A species is an indigen if it lives in the wild and has not had artificial selection by humans.

If a species is in a place because it was moved by humans, the species is not indigenous to that place. It is an introduced species.