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- n. The ptarmigan (which bird was so called because its feet resemble those of a hare).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of grouse, of the family Tetraonidæ, having the feet and nasal fossæ densely feathered; the ptarmigans.
- n. A former generic name of the plant hare's-foot, Ochroma Lagopus.
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- n. ptarmigans
It includes Albizia carbonaria, Calophyllum brasiliense var. rekoi, Inga, Cecropia, Ficus and Lonchocarpus spp., balsa Ochroma lagopus, Luehea seemannii, Pachira aquatica and Heliconia.
For instance, the wood of Ochroma lagopus, which grows naturally in southern Mexico, is better known as balsa-wood, long a favorite with model-makers, and once considered a vital raw material for the airplane industry.
Among animals, the deliberate introduction of Arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus) to the Aleutian and Commander Islands in the 18th century for harvest of their pelts led to the marked reduction or extirpation of populations of marine birds, waterfowl, and other ground nesting birds.
Interspecific competition and the geographical distribution of red and arctic foxes '' Vulpes vulpes '' and '' Alopex lagopus ''.
Seasonal trends in body mass, food intake and resting metabolic rate, and induction of metabolic depression in arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus) at Svalbard.
Birds residing in the tundra throughout the year are very few and include species such as Arctic redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni), willow grouse (Lagopus lagopus), ptarmigan, raven, gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), and snowy owl (Nyctea scandiaca).
Interspecific competition and the geographical distribution of red and arctic foxes Vulpes vulpes and Alopex lagopus.
Birds of prey such as snowy owls, short-eared owls (Asio flammeus), jaegers (skuas – Stercorarius spp.), and rough-legged buzzards (Buteo lagopus) are lemming and vole specialists that are only able to breed at peak lemming densities and which aggregate in areas with high lemming densities.
For example the displacement of Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) by red fox (Vulpes vulpes), and many arctic plant species that are shade intolerant.
Arctic fox Alopex lagopus is believed to be common, while Arctic hare Lepus arcticus occur mainly in the higher land near the inland ice.
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