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  • n. a person who is markedly small

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  • Other mammals include forest elephant Loxodonta africana cyclotis (EN), estimated at 3,250 individuals in 1989, now reduced for their meat and ivory from 350 to 2 families, hippotamus Hippopotamus amphibious, forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus, leopard Panthera pardus, forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni, bongo Tragelaphus euryceros and seven species of duiker, all taken for food.

    Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • There are also is an isolated population of the Cape dassie Procavia capensis, also tree hyrax Dendrohyrax dorsalis; and bush pig Potamochoerus porcus, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus, bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, Maxwell's duiker Cephalophus maxwelli and black duiker C. niger, bay duiker C. dorsalis and forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • O. nanus was based on body measurements with no maintained holotype, while O. glacialis was based on at least 6-specimens, unfortunately the holotype and paratypes were later discarded.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Orcinus nanus was described in 1981 and Orcinus glacialis was described in 1982, both by Soviet researchers.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Soil contaminants lead to rapid genetic adaptations in the nematode Acrobeloides nanus.

    Asexual Worm Quickly Adapts To Soil Contamination

  • Among the small mammals, gerbils (e.g. Gerbillus campestris and G. nanus) are the most abundant species.

    Saharan halophytics

  • Other forest dwelling mammals include forest buffalo (Syncerus caffer nanus), and larger forest antelopes such as bongo (Tragelaphus euryceros) and sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei).

    Northwestern Congolian lowland forests

  • Closed forests are inhabited by three species of arboreal mammals, common ring-tail possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus, common brush-tail possum Trichosurus vulpecula and eastern pygmy-possum Cercartetus nanus, and many birds such as endemic green rosella Platycercus caledonicus and swift parrot Lathamus discolor.

    Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia

  • Bird surveys have recorded 306 species, including black-hawk eagle Spizaetus tyrannus, ocellated crake Micropygia schomburgii, greater rhea Rhea americana, Brazilian merganser Mergus octocetaceus (CR) and dwarf tinamu Taoniscus nanus (VU).

    Cerrado Protected Areas, Brazil

  • Other species include the endemic water chevrotain Hyemoschus aquaticus, African golden cat Felis aurata (K), giant forest genet Genetta victoriae, the endemic aquatic genet Osbornictis piscivora, leopard Panthera pardus, giant ground pangolin Manis gigantea, aardvark orycteropus afer, pygmy antelope Neotragus batesii, forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus, bush pig Potamochoerus porcus and giant forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni (V) and great cane rat Thryonomys swinderianus.

    Okapi Faunal Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

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