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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Family Species Perorictidae Echymipera davidi* Phalangeridae Phalanger lullulae* Macropodidae Dorcopsis atrata* Petauridae Dactylopsila tatei* Pteropodidae Nyctimene major Pteropodidae Pteropus pannietensis Vespertilionidae Kerivoula agnella Vespertilionidae Pipistrellus collinus Muridae Chiruromys forbesi An asterisk signifies that the species 'range is limited to this ecoregion.

    Trobriand Islands rain forests

  • Apart from the possibility of instrumental error, the only explanation which can be o ff ered is that there is a real di ff erence between the properties of L. peali used at Woods Hole and L. forbesi used at Plymouth. "

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