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


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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for Cuban naturalist Juan Gundlach.


  • Among the endemic birds associated with mangroves are the Cuban Green Woodpecker Xiphidiopicus percussus, the Jamaican tody Todus todus, and endemic subspecies of the mangrove warbler Dendroica petechia gundlachi, and the clapper rail Rallus longirostris caribaeus.

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  • The shaded forest was an ideal environment for Anolis gundlachi, but was too cool for another species, A. cristatellus, that favored the warmer conditions found in unforested habitats nearby.

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  • This will add to the stress of species such as A. gundlachi.

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  • As an example, Huey points to the yellow-chinned anole, anolis gundlachi and the Puerto Rican crested anole snolis cristatellus.

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  • But since the early 1970s, Huey said, the average temperature in the forest has risen from just less than 80 degrees Fahrenheit to nearly 83.5 F, which should be stressfully warm for A. gundlachi and almost warm enough for A. cristatellus.

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  • "That may not sound like much, but we think gundlachi is going to get hammered because it will suffer heat stress from the warmer temperatures," Huey said.

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  • To make matters worse, if temperatures become warm enough A. cristatellus could well move into the forest, forcing A. gundlachi to deal with a formidable competitor that it doesn't have now.

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  • Huey's lizard studies in the early 1970s included a species called Anolis gundlachi that lived in a forest at about 1,000 feet elevation near El Verde, Puerto Rico.

  • A. gundlachi and almost warm enough for A. cristatellus. - latest science and technology news stories

  • "We found that two species of Puerto Rican lizard, Anolis cristatellus and A. gundlachi, increase the speed of body movements used in territorial signalling to apparently improve communication in visually 'noisy' environments of rapidly moving vegetation.

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