Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Although 179 highland bird species have been recorded for the mountain, species recorded in the upper zones are few in number, although they include occasional lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus, mainly on the Shira ridge, hill chat Cercomela sordida, Hunter's cisticola Cisticola hunteri, and scarlet-tufted malachite sunbird Nectarinia johnstoni.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

  • Between 400 and 1,000 hirola (Damaliscus hunteri, CR) live in the vicinity of Bura east of the Tana River in Kenya.

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • The resulting biota contains many arid-adapted species, including a rich large mammal fauna with species such as the dibitag (Ammodorcas clarkei), beira (Dorcatragus megalotis), African wild ass (Equus africanus somaliensis), and hirola (Damaliscus hunteri).

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • The Horn of Africa is a notable center of endemism for mammals, particularly for antelopes such as the dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei, VU), beira (Dorcatragus megalotis, VU), hirola (Damaliscus hunteri, CR) and Speke's gazelle (Gazella spekei, VU).

    Somali Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • Others, for example Hunter’s cisticola (Cisticola hunteri), Jackson’s francolin (Francolinus jacksoni), and Sharpe’s longclaw (Macronyx sharpei), occur in most (but not all) of the major mountains in this ecoregion.

    East African montane forests

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