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  • adjective Edwards (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms having English names of the form "Edwards' ..."

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Forest rodents include Lophuromys sikapusi, Malacomys edwardsi and Graphiurus murinus.

    Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • Other notable species include goshawk Accipiter hensti, which may be threatened, and lemurs Propithecus verreauxi deckeni, western gentle lemur Hapalemur griseus occidentalis, forked marked lemur Phaner forcifer, and Milne-Edwards sportive lemur Lepilemur edwardsi.

    Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve, Madagascar

  • These include five species of hornbills and five pheasant species, of which Edward's Pheasant Lophura edwardsi and Imperial Pheasant Lophura imperialis are critically endangered.

    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

  • Some of these species, including the Indian grey mongoose (Herpestes edwardsi), Javan mongoose (H. javanicus) and Siberian weasel (Mustela sibirica) were introduced for the purposes of snake control but have instead caused significant declines of many native birds and small mammals.

    Biological diversity in Japan

  • Threatened bird species in these EBAs include white-eared night-heron (Gorsachius magnificus, EN), which occurs in southeastern China and north-eastern Vietnam, Edwards's pheasant (Lophura edwardsi, EN) of the wet evergreen forests in the Annamese Lowlands of Vietnam, orange-necked partridge (Arborophila davidi, EN) of the South Vietnamese Lowlands, and grey-crowned crocias (Crocias langbianis, EN) of Vietnam's Da Lat Plateau.

    Biological diversity in Indo-Burma

  • These include five species of hornbills and five pheasant species, of which Edward's Pheasant Lophura edwardsi and Imperial Pheasant Lophura imperialis are Critically Endangered.

    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

  • The imperial pheasant (Lophura imperialis) and Edwards's pheasant (L. edwardsi) are critically endangered, and the Vietnamese fireback (L. haitensis) and white-winged duck (Cairina scutulata) are endangered species found in this ecoregion.

    Northern Annamites rain forests

  • Megaladapis edwardsi was a giant form, at least three times as big as any lemur alive today.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Whatever killed off Megaladapis edwardsi and Palaeopropithecus ingens one suspect: Homo sapiens, having just colonized Madagascar about that time seems to have doomed large-bodied species preferentially.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Megaladapis edwardsi was a giant form, at least three times as big as any lemur alive today.

    The Song of The Dodo

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