Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • In reality, it was the Yellowstone cutthroat trout that was in need of a new subspecies name because the name lewisi is forever fixed to the type specimen and type locality of the Missouri River below the Great Falls and wherever else this same subspecies occurs.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • They did not realize that the upper Columbia basin cutthroat trout with the brighter coloration and smaller, irregularly shaped spots also is native to the upper Missouri River and to the South Saskatchewan River basin of Montana and Alberta, Canada and that it had been given the name lewisi in 1856.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • This erroneous scenario led Jordan and Evermann to apply the name lewisi to the cutthroat trout of both the Missouri and the Yellowstone River drainages.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Thus the name lewisi, until about 1975-80 was universally applied to Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The Great Falls of the Missouri River became the type locality for the name lewisi.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The present subspecies name lewisi is based on specimens that George Suckley caught by fly-fishing in 1853 nearly 50 years after Silas Goodrich landed his trout; this form was officially named “Solar lewisi” in 1856.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • The ecoregion supports endemic and relict fisheries: Westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus lewisi clarki), Yellowstone cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki), and fluvial arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus), a relict species from past glaciation.

    Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands

  • The Trust owns more than 310 hectares (ha) of natural woodland and bluff habitat on Grand Cayman and has initiated a captive breeding program for the blue Grand Cayman iguana (Cyclura nubila lewisi), which is listed as endangered by the USFWS.

    Cayman Islands xeric scrub

  • Two of the trout specimens caught by Suckley were preserved and sent to the Smithsonian Museum to become the type specimens for “Salar lewisi” now Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Jordan and Evermann recognized that the type locality for lewisi was the Missouri River.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

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