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  • Suspended on iron rings from the first pair’s pole was a big wooden casket, known as a cornuta, which was specially designed to carry hot food into conclaves.


  • Begonia rostrata, Fleurya aestuans and Ceratopteris cornuta.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali

  • Cyrtomaia micronesica is different than its closest relative (Cyrtomaia cornuta from New Caledonia) by shorter basal antennal spines, longer chelipeds, varied male meri and pleopod and a varied carapace.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • It is also the habitat for the iguana cornuda (Cyclura cornuta), which is endemic to the island of Hispaniola and the iguana de Ricord (C. ricordi), the latter being at risk of extinction due to its limited distribution.

    Enriquillo wetlands

  • There are bird species with restricted distribution such as the wattled curassow Crax globulosa (VU), and the horned screamer Anhima cornuta.

    Central Amazonian Conservation Complex, Brazil

  • Notable are horned screamer Anhima cornuta, Orinoco goose Neochen jubata, harpy eagle, black and white hawk-eagle Spizastur melanoleucusCrax globulosa (VU). and wattled curassow

    Central Amazonian Conservation Complex, Brazil

  • Also a great variety of tropical marine birds including rufescent tiger-heron (Tigrisoma lineatum), wood stork (Mycteria americana), and horned screamer (Anhima cornuta) are just a few species present in this ecoregion, not to mention invertebrates such as shrimp, crabs and mollusks.

    Gulf of Guayaquil-Tumbes mangroves

  • Fully 42 species of frog are reported from around Manaus, with rare or infrequent breeders such as Ceratophrys cornuta and Hyla sp.

    Uatuma-Trombetas moist forests

  • The next two courses come hot from the cornuta, and consist almost entirely of meat.


  • But whoever this mysterious prince of the Church was, his cornuta and credenza-in-a-bag contained some of the greatest packed lunches ever recorded.



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