Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Herbaceous species include Sebaea pentandra, Lobelia kirkii and Gladiolus unguiculatus, and the dense fern growth includes Cheilanthos farinosa.

    Mosi-oa-Tunya Victoria Falls, Zambia

  • To the north and northwest of Ntwetwe Pan individual baobab (Adansonia digitata), Acacia kirkii, and Acacia nigrescens trees are found scattered throughout the grassland.

    Zambezian halophytics

  • In the woodlands are warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, sitatunga T. spekei, grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, impala Aepyceros melampus and Kirk's dikdik Madoqua kirkii.

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • It is associated with Acacia kirkii, A. nilotica subsp. subalata, A. hebeclada subsp. tristis, A. erubescens, Balanites angloensis, Combretum apiculatum, Commiphora spp.,

    Angolan Mopane woodlands

  • Kirk's red colobus monkey (Procolobus kirkii, EN) is endemic to the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania.

    Biological diversity in the coastal forests of Eastern Africa

  • The Zanzibar red colobus (Procolobus kirkii, EN) has an estimated population of about 1,000-1,500 individuals, mainly in Zanzibar's Jozani Forest, but also in a number of village forests.

    Biological diversity in the coastal forests of Eastern Africa

  • Herbaceous species include Sebaea pentandra, Lobelia kirkii and Gladiolus unguiculatus, while amongst the dense fern growth is found Cheilanthes farinosa.

    Victoria Falls National Park, Zimbabwe

  • Threatened plant species currently being protected or monitored include the endemic saltpan cresses (Lepidium kirkii and L. sisymbrioides matau), the upland shrub Hebe cupressoides, the endangered Hector's tree daisy (Olearia hectorii), native Peraxilla mistletoes, and the epiphytic forest shrub Tupeia antarctica.

    Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands

  • SweetLagenaria siceraria (Molina) StandleyLandolphia buchananii StapfLandolphia kirkii DyerLannea alata (Engl.)

    Chapter 7

  • It was my first encounter with the flagship species of Zanzibar wildlife conservation, named "Procolobus kirkii" after Sir John Kirk, the British explorer and naturalist who first brought it to the attention of zoologists.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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