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


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


  • The alpine swift Apus melba africanus and alpine meadow lizard Algyroides alleni are near endemic.

    Mount Kenya National Park and National Forest, Kenya

  • Twenty-five native mammals occur including round-tailed muskrat Neofiber alleni struix, Everglades mink Mustela vison evergladensis, the native Florida panther Felis concolor coryi (E) of which there may be less than 30 left in the entire state and less than 10 in the Park, manatee Trichechus manatus latirostris (V) of which only about 1,200 remain, mangrove fox squirrel Sciurus niger avicennia and Florida black bear Ursus americanus floridanus.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • They include antelope jack rabbit Lepus alleni, coyote Canis latrans, ringtailed cat Bassariscus astutus and mule deer Odocoileus hemionus on the larger islands.

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico

  • It is estimated that there are more than 50 species of freshwater fishes in the hotspot, although only a handful are endemic, among them Stenogobius alleni, found on New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea, and Stiphodon astilbos, found in Vanuatu.

    Biological diversity in the East Melanesian Islands

  • The round-tailed muskrat of Florida (_Neofiber alleni_) builds a little platform over the water of the marsh in which it lives, on which it builds its nest high and dry.

    The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals A Book of Personal Observations

  • B'Louie was a five year old Blue Crayfish (Procambarus alleni) at the time of this photo, but no longer with us.



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