Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • For instance, the name "granti" is applied to the gazelle first discovered by the explorer Grant.

    In Africa Hunting Adventures in the Big Game Country

  • There are also many other ungulates: wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus (7,000 estimated in 1994), zebra Equus burchelli (4,000), eland Taurotragus oryx, Grant's and Thomson's gazelles Gazella granti and G. thomsoni (3,000).

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Five other small mammals are near-endemic, Grant's rock mouse (Aethomys granti), Shortridge's rat (Thallomys shortridgei, LR), the riverine rabbit (Bunolagus monticularis, EN), Gerbillurus vallinus and Petromyscus monticularis, LR.

    Nama Karoo

  • On the grasslands are eland, lesser kudu Tragelaphus imberbis, roan antelope Hippotragus equines, oribi Oreibia oreibi, Grant's gazelle Gazella granti, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus, steenbock Raphicerus campestris, topi and oryx Oryx gazella, also buffalo Syncerus caffer.

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • Over 50 bird species include the world's second largest colony (25-30,000) of masked boobies Sula granti (VU), as well as the endangered swallowtailed gull Creagrus furcatus (EN), the Galapagos petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia (CR), and the peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus, Elliot's storm petrel Oceanites gracilis, Hornby's storm petrel Oceanodroma hornbyi, magnificent and greater frigate birds Fregata magnificens and F. minor.

    Malpelo Island Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, Colombia

  • The most abundant of these being the orange-billed form of the masked booby (Sula dactylatra granti), whose range is restricted to the eastern Pacific Ocean - which nests almost exclusively here and on islands of the Galapagos.

    Malpelo Island xeric scrub

  • The orange-billed form (S. (d.) granti) nests almost exclusively on the Galapagos Islands and on Malpelo Island, two separate ecoregions.

    Clipperton Island shrub and grasslands

  • Ich granti wel þat he us deme. vor þeȝ he were wile breme.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Wan we þos beoþ in londe {;}   folliche at {} stonde. þe bet we wolleþ cweme þe {;}   ȝef þou þis wolt granti me. þo answerede vortiger {;}   þat of ech vuele was war.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Here in the Caribbean endemics like the Virgin Islands Boa, Epicrates monensis granti, are threatened by among other things introduced mongooses.

    Earth, Wind & Water

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