Definitions

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  • adj. Harris (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms that often have English names of the form "Harris's ..."

Etymologies

Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Harris. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii is endangered in the wild, due to a...

    PHOTOS: Tasmanian Devils Face Extinction

  • The Tasmanian devilSarcophilus harrisii is endangered in the wild, due to a highly lethal contagious cancer.

    PHOTOS: Tasmanian Devils Face Extinction

  • Now the race is on to save another unique Tasmanian - the Devil Sarcophilis harrisii.

    Photographs of Extinct Animals - The Panda's Thumb

  • Overriding of the molt-inducing stimulus of multiple limb autotomy in the mud crab Rhithropanopeus harrisii by parasitization with a rhizocephalan.

    Parasite Rex

  • Both the thylacine and the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) were once widespread on mainland Australia, but were eliminated before the arrival of Europeans, presumably through competition with the dingo (Canis lupus dingo), which has never been introduced to Tasmania.

    Tasmanian temperate forests

  • Four of these are endemic to Tasmania including Tasmanian devil Sarcophilus harrisii, the world's largest extant carnivorous marsupial.

    Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia

  • The Tasmanian devil (Sacrophilus harrisii) is widespread throughout all of Tasmania, and the extinct Tasmanian thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) once ranged throughout Tasmania as well, in low densities.

    Tasmanian Central Highland forests

  • Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), Tasmania, Australia.

    Tasmanian Central Highland forests

  • Note added 2 February: Speaking of the devil, today's Nature reports that progress is being made to control a deadly facial cancer that has been decimating Tasmanian devils Sarcophilus harrisii.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Its Latin name is Sarcophilus harrisii, or "Harris 'meat lover," after the scientist who first studied devils.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

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