Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Alexandr.

Examples

  • Parkinsonia africana, Acacia nebrownii, Boscia foetida, B. albitrunca, and Catophractes alexandri as well as smaller karoo bushes such as Pentzia spp. and Eriocephalus spp. are also typical.

    Namibian savanna woodlands

  • Huge flocks of parakeets, mainly Psittacula alexandri, were recorded by Deignan (1945), and Alexandrine parakeet (P. eupatria) was once widespread.

    Northern Thailand-Laos moist deciduous forests

  • Also present are Zaire clawless otter Aonyx congica, brush-tailed porcupines Atherurus africanus, bongo antelope Tragelaphus euryceros, Sitatunga antelope T. spekei, black-legged mongoose Bdeogale nigripes, black mongoose Crossarchus alexandri, and marsh mongoose Atilax paludinosus.

    Okapi Faunal Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Typical canopy tree species include Julbernardia seretii, Cynometra alexandri, Cleistanthus michelsonii, and Klainedoxa gabonensis.

    Okapi Faunal Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Two of the endemic bird species - the Cape Verde sparrow (Passer iagoensis) and Cape Verde swift (Apus alexandri) - are widely distributed in these islands and occur on at least nine of the ten major islands.

    Cape Verde Islands dry forests

  • The bird he caught was a black-chinned hummingbird, Archilochus alexandri.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The bird he caught was a black-chinned hummingbird, Archilochus alexandri.

    Hummingbird!

  • Endemic mammals include east central African red colobus Colobus badius rufomitratus, Rwenzori black and white colobus C. polykomus ruwenzorii, owl-faced monkey Cercopithecus hamlyni kahuziensis (LR), eastern needle-clawed galago Galago inustus, giant genet Genetta victoriae, aquatic civet Osbornictis piscivora (DD), mountain tree squirrel Funisciurus carruthersi, Alexander's bush squirrel Paraxerus alexandri (LR), Ruwenzori least otter-shrew Micropotamogale ruwenzorii (E) and Maclaud's horseshoe bat Rhinolophus maclaudi (LR).

    Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

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