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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • A number of rare larger mammals are also found: dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei, VU), Soemmerrings gazelle (Gazella soemmerringii, VU), Salts dikdik (Madoqua saltiana) and Speke's gazelle (Gazella spekei, VU).

    Hobyo grasslands and shrublands

  • Of the five endemic amphibians two are tree frogs (Afrixalus clarkei and Afrixalus enseticola), two are ranid frogs (Phrynobatrachus bottegi and Phrynobatrachus sciangallarum), and one is a caecilian (Sylvacaecilia grandisonae).

    Ethiopian montane forests

  • The Horn of Africa is a notable center of endemism for mammals, particularly for antelopes such as the dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei, VU), beira (Dorcatragus megalotis, VU), hirola (Damaliscus hunteri, CR) and Speke's gazelle (Gazella spekei, VU).

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • The dibitag (Ammodorcas clarkei, VU) is found only in Somalia and eastern Ethiopia.

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • The resulting biota contains many arid-adapted species, including a rich large mammal fauna with species such as the dibitag (Ammodorcas clarkei), beira (Dorcatragus megalotis), African wild ass (Equus africanus somaliensis), and hirola (Damaliscus hunteri).

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • The most notable endemics are several antelope species, including the beira (Dorcatragus megalotis, VU), dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei), Speke’s gazelle (Gazella spekei) and silver dikdik (Madoqua piacentinii, VU).

    Biological diversity in the Horn of Africa

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