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Able to adapt to a wide range of environmental conditions; widely distributed.

[eury- + Greek topos, place + -ic.]

eu′ry·to·pic′i·ty (-tō-pĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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1. (Biology) ecology (of a species) able to tolerate a wide range of environments
2. (Physical Geography) ecology having a wide geographical distribution. Compare stenotopic
[C20: from eury- + top from Greek topos place + -ic]
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This species is also considered bioindicators of eurytopic conditions by several authors because of their ability to live in a wide variety of habitats and to tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions.
aeneus is classified into the plesiopotamic EG, even though, owing to its ecological plasticity, are good candidates to be included in the eurytopic EG, which include all generalist species with flexible behavior.
The cyclopoid copepod Mesocyclops ogimmis Onabamiro, 1957 is an eurytopic species, with wide range distribution in the African and Asian regions (Van de Velde, 1984; Hribar and Reid, 2008).
cephalus is a cosmopolite species that flourishes in a high variety of habitats and that can be considered as a eurytopic species complex, and could be used as a biological marker in the health levels of different ecosystems where it inhabits [5].
In this study, eurytopic species Neurothemis terminata, were chosen since they were widely distributed and adapted to different environment.
Noteworthy among the small mammals from the Tesesquite local fauna were the water shrew Sorex palustris, a species of high-mountain streamside habitats today, and the desert shrew Notiosorex, a eurytopic shrew often of dryland and scrub habitats today.
Besides, the species that survive in the eastern Baltic Sea do not represent a random subset but are the most eurytopic and tolerant selection of taxa.
There are other ecological reasons why spiders represent a model taxon for biogeographic research: spiders are eurytopic and thus can be collected in varying habitats encountered along spatial transects (e.g., Chatzaki et al., 2005).
phlaeas, and Polyommatus icarus were eurytopic and found at altitudes ofup to 2000, 2200, and 2400 m above sea level, respectively.
Consultation of relevant ecological literature reveals, for example, for the recorded Coleoptera, that all 6 species are eurytopic and showed no feeding preferences for spiders or insect remains.
Temperate species are much more eurytopic, inhabiting broad areas including several different ecological habitats (Edmonds 1994).