from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of coots of the subfamily Fulicinæ and family Rallidæ.

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  • n. coots


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  • But although in these sagacities, and teachablenesses, the bird has much in common with land poultry, it seems not a link between these and water-fowl; but to be properly placed by the ornithologists between the rail and the coot: this latter being the largest of the fringefoots, singularly dark in color, and called 'fulica' (sooty), or, with insistence, 'fulica atra' (black sooty), or even 'fulica aterrima'

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  • The front end, to which the carriage is harnessed consist of a Giant snail (Achatina fulica), known also as Giant African Snail (Africans are known as the world fastest runners ). Random Linkage Archives

  • Spotted deer (Axis axis) are now widespread throughout the Andamans, as is the African giant snail (Achatina fulica).

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  • Achatina fulica is an introduced species in Hawaii and many other places.

    Giant African snail, Achatina fulica

  • Back in July, Christopher Taylor over at Catalogue of Organisms had a post about snails in which he casually mentioned that the giant African snail Achatina fulica was a predator of invertebrates.

    Giant African snail, Achatina fulica

  • I exclaimed upon reading that, "This ludicrous error must be corrected!" and quickly left a comment on Christopher's post to indicate that Achatina fulica was a dreaded plant pest with the implication that it was unlikely to be a predator of invertebrates.

    Giant African snail, Achatina fulica

  • Now we know that introduced populations of A. fulica may threaten not only agricultural and native plants but possibly also native gastropod species.

    Giant African snail, Achatina fulica

  • Since A. fulica was observed eating slugs not snails, the title of the paper should have been "Giant African snail, Achatina fulica, as a slug predator".

    Giant African snail, Achatina fulica

  • Imagine my surprise and embarrassment when the March issue of the American Malacological Bulletin arrived early in August because I had become a member only a few months earlier to present, among other interesting articles, a short note titled "Giant African snail, Achatina fulica, as a snail predator"1.

    Giant African snail, Achatina fulica


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