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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Four bird species were recently rediscovered after having been unobserved for more than 60 years and are all threatened: the dwarf olive ibis (Bostrychia bocagei, CR), Newton's fiscal (Lanius newtoni, CR), the São Tomé canary (Neospiza concolor, CR), and the São Tomé short-tail (Amaurocichla bocaii, VU).

    Sao Tome and Principe moist lowland forests

  • Thus the giant sunbird appears to be an older arrival than Newton's yellow-breasted sunbird (Nectarinia newtoni), which more closely resembles its mainland relatives.

    Sao Tome and Principe moist lowland forests

  • The bird species confined to Réunion are the Réunion cuckoo-shrike (Coracina newtoni, EN), Réunion stonechat (Saxicola tectes), Réunion olive white-eye (Zosterops olivaceus), and Réunion bulbul (Hypsipetes borbonicus).

    Mascarene forests

  • The harlequin sprite damselfly, or Pseudagrion newtoni, had disappeared from its native area, but has now appeared in a site where alien trees and cattle grazing of river banks had been restricted.

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  • Magee JW, Johnson BJ, Fogel M, Spooner NA, et al. (1999) Pleistocene extinction of Genyornis newtoni: human impact on Australian megafauna.

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  • Top row, left to right: Genyornis newtoni, Diprotodon optatum, Procoptodon goliah.

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  • Two of the long-vanished big beasts of Pleistocene Australia, the Komodo dragon-like Megalania and a species of giant flightless bird known as Genyornis newtoni.

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