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A Human Taste for Rarity Spells Disaster for Endangered Species, Liza Gross

Gross, Liza. "A Human Taste for Rarity Spells Disaster for Endangered Species." PLOS Biology (November 28, 2006): n. pag. Journals.plos.org. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

In the sentence, "The turtle is now nearly extinct and the gecko can no longer be found in its southeastern China niche" (lines 50-51), the word niche most likely means

A

a shallow recess.

B

a swampy area.

C

a specialized market.

D

a habitat.