Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for French zoologist Marie Firmin Bocourt

Examples

  • Phoboscincus bocourti, a 50-cm-long lizard, was previously known from a single specimen captured around 1870 and was long presumed extinct.

    Biological diversity in New Caledonia

  • In 2003, on a tiny islet, Phoboscincus bocourti was rediscovered.

    Biological diversity in New Caledonia

  • Some of the vertebrate species of New Caledonia stand out for being unique in size: the New Caledonian imperial-pigeon (Ducula goliath) is the largest arboreal pigeon in the world, Rhacodactylus leachianus is the world's largest gecko, and the giant skink (Phoboscincus bocourti) is the largest skink, although it has not been seen since the 1870s and may be extinct.

    New Caledonia rain forests

  • And as big as it may seem by the standards of worldwide skinkdom, Leiolopisma telfairii itself is barely half the size of the skink Riopa bocourti, on New Caledonia, which grows to a lunkerish twenty-three inches.

    The Song of The Dodo

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