Definitions

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  • adj. Butler (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms having English names of the form "Butler's ..."

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Several characteristic species include leptodactylid Neobatrachus wilsmorei, hylid Cyclorani maini, gecko Diplodactylus squarrosus, skinks Egernia depressa, Lerista muelleri and Morethia butleri, and the monitors Varanus brevicauda, V. caudolineatus, V. eremius and V. giganteus.

    Shark Bay, Australia

  • But 'Lilith of the Desert,' Karel Voous tells us, was probably the larger Hume's Owl, Strix butleri, whose mournful cries in the desert night were thought to be a harbinger of death.

    The Company of Owls

  • Family Common Name Species Accipitridae Nicobar serpent-eagle Spilornis minimus* Accipitridae Nicobar sparrowhawk Accipiter butleri* Megapodiidae Nicobar scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis** Columbidae Andaman wood-pigeon Columba palumboides Columbidae Andaman cuckoo-dove Macropygia rufipennis Psittacidae Nicobar parakeet Psittacula caniceps* Strigidae Andaman hawk-owl Ninox affinis Sturnidae White-headed starling Sturnus erythropygius Pycnonotidae Nicobar bulbul Hypsipetes nicobariensis** An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Nicobar Islands rain forests

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