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  • adj. Heller (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms having English names of the form "Heller's ..."

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  • n. freshwater fish of Central America having a long swordlike tail; popular aquarium fish


Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Heller. (Wiktionary)


  • Several of the areas endemic birds have very limited ranges; for example, the Taita thrush (Turdus helleri, CR) and Usambara akalat (Sheppardia montana, EN), occur only in a few square kilometers of forest in the Taita Hills and West Usambaras, respectively, while the Uluguru bush-shrike (Malaconotus alius, EN) lives only in a single forest reserve in the Uluguru Mountains.

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • Examples of these endemic cacti are the lava cactus (Brachycereus nesioticus) and prickly pear cacti (Opuntia echios and O. helleri).

    Galápagos Islands xeric scrub

  • Species with limited distributions include the Taita thrush (Turdus helleri, CR) and Taita apalis (Apalis fuscigularis, CR) which only occur in a few square kilometers of forest in the Taita hills.

    Eastern Arc forests


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