Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Latham, but especially for British ornithologist John Latham.

Examples

  • Other species include the well-known gang-gang cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum, glossy black cockatoo Calyptorhynchus lathami, superb lyrebird Menura novaehollandiae, crimson rosella Platycercus elegans, kookaburra Dacelo gigas, and satin bowerbird Ptilonorhynchus violaceus.

    Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia

  • No, this one has nothing to sweat about and no need to be the least bit evasive whatever the season, because this is Alectura lathami, aka the Australian brush turkey -- and it is protected by law. ...

    Archive 2007-01-01

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