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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • And, while I'm in a paleo 'sort of mood, here's a marvelous thing: Puijila darwini, a semi-aquatic cousin of living seals, sea lions, and walruses.

    My Birth Dinosaur!

  • A single skeleton, about 65 per cent complete, Puijila darwini dates from the early Miocene epoch about 20 million years ago.

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  • A single skeleton, about 65 per cent complete, Puijila darwini dates from the early Miocene epoch about 20 million years ago.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • Mammals are equally few with a mouse (Phyllotis darwini) and a fox (Pseudalopex griseus) encountered periodically.

    Atacama desert

  • An undated artists rendering released Wednesday, by the Canadian Museum of Nature shows a line drawing of the skeleton and outline of the Puijila darwini, an otter-like fossil that was found on Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic.

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  • An artist's conception shows Puijila darwini as otter-like, with a long tail and webbed feet.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Extensive research established it as a 'missing link fossil', dubbed puijila darwini, the walking ancestor to seals, sea lions and walruses.

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  • But Researchers describe Puijila darwini (illustration shown) as a walking seal, with the legs of a terrestrial animal, a seal-like skull and webbed feet.

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  • Puijila darwini, in freshwater sediments on Devon Island in the Canadian high Arctic.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • The most primitive pinniped fossil skeleton yet found is the Puijila darwini specimen that had been discovered in the year 2007 in an impact crater at Canadian Arctic.

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