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


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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Hooker, especially Joseph Dalton Hooker or William Jackson Hooker.


  • Other main vegetation types are swamp vegetation with Anthocleista nobilis, Raphia hookeri and Alstonai (Pacouria) spp., and secondary forest around old villages (which were abandoned in 1946) and recently abandoned cocoa and coffee plantations.

    Dja Faunal Reserve, Cameroon

  • Hookers sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) and leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) visit each winter and spring.

    MacQuarie Island, Australia

  • Dominant plants of the steppe include grasses and forbs such as Stipa bungeana, Pennisetum flaccidum, Aristida triesta, Orinus thoroldii, Artemisia webbiana, and Trikeraia hookeri.

    Yarlung Zambo arid steppe

  • The islands are home to the rare Hooker's Sealion Phocarctos hookeri (VU) with an estimated population of 12,000-14,000 of which some 95% breed in the Auckland Islands, and the New Zealand Fur Seal Arctocephalus forsteri of which the largest breeding sites are in the Bounty Islands (20,000 in 1992).

    Subantarctic Islands, New Zealand

  • THe Hooker's sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri, VU) also occurs in this hotspot.

    Biological diversity in New Zealand

  • Fifth, the sand dunes, rises and plains are dominated by spinifex grass Triodia pungens, open scrub of Eucalyptus gamophylla, Acacia kempeana, broom bush Templetonia hookeri with occasional desert oaks Allocasuarina decaisneana in moister locations.

    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

  • In areas where soil can support shrubs, species such as Leptospermum recurvum, Coprosma hookeri, and Rhododendron buxifolium dominate.

    Kinabalu montane alpine meadows

  • The Catlins Forest Park coastline is the only place where elephant seals (Mirounga leonina), New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri) and the New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri VU) all co-exist.

    Southland temperate forests

  • The Otago Peninsula is a major breeding center for New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri), and is also the northernmost place where vulnerable New Zealand sea lions (Phocarctos hookeri) breed on the mainland.

    Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands

  • Mr. Spence succeeded in transporting a live specimen to London Zoo, where it became the subject of further research and was given the names pelagobatrachus hookeri, salamandrops maritimus, abranchus giganteus, amphiuma gigas and many others.

    The War with the Newts


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