Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Home Range

Area occupied on a regular basis by an individual, pair (with offspring), or group. Unlike a territory, a home range is not defended against conspecifics. Among some prosimians there is a set of female home ranges overlapped by male home ranges, but in a way such that no two home ranges of the same sex overlap. Home range is a term applied almost exclusively to mammals among terrestrial vertebrates.

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