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


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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Guenther or Günther, but especially for the British zoologist Albert Günther.


  • There are a number of nearly endemic small mammals species including, Gerbillus andersoni, Gerbillus latastei, G. syrticus (CR), Gerbillus grobbeni (CR), Allataga tetradactyla (EN) and Microtus guentheri.

    Mediterranean dry woodlands and steppe

  • These include the Round Island keel-scaled boa (Casarea dussumieri), Round Island skink (Leiolopisma telfairii), Round Island day gecko (Phelsuma guentheri), and the recently extinct Round Island burrowing boa (Bolyeria multocarinata).

    Mascarene forests

  • The islands support two species of terrestrial reptile, skink Leiolopisma lichenigera and gecko Phyllodactylus guentheri, which are threatened with extinction on the main island but are abundant on other islands in the group.

    Lord Howe Island Group, Australia

  • There are also four endemic genera of amphibians, two of which have only one species: Palmatorappia solomonis (VU), a species from the Solomon Islands that may actually represent two species, and Ceratobatrachus guentheri, found on the Solomon Islands and Bougainville and Buka islands.

    Biological diversity in the East Melanesian Islands

  • Not surprisingly, there is only one native mammal, the large forest bat (Eptesicus sagittula), and two native reptiles, a skink (Oligosoma lichenigera VU) and a gecko (Phyllodactylus guentheri), both of which may be extinct on the main island due to the effects of introduced predators.

    Lord Howe Island subtropical forests

  • In the reptiles the Transkei dwarf chamaeleon (Bradypodion caffrum), Günther's burrowing skink (Scelotes guentheri), the skink Acontias poecilus and the gecko Cryptactites peringueyi are all regarded as strictly endemic to this ecoregion.

    KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic

  • The gecko Phelsuma guentheri and the skink Leiolopisma telfairii, formerly found on Mauritius but now extirpated there and confined to a small nearby islet known as Round Island, are both foot-long giants.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The Tanzanian fish species Nothobranchius guentheri is an annual species; the adults die off yearly, leaving their embryos in a state of suspended animation when the water recedes.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • Holaspis guentheri belongs to a group of lizards known as lacertids, which live in the Old World.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • H. guentheri fell for longer, and more slowly than its rock-dwelling competitor.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition


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