from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of Old World ant-thrushes, the type of which is Pitta nipalensis. Hodgson, 1837. Also called Heleornis, Hydrornis, and Gigantipitta.
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Two amphibian genera are endemic, each represented by a single species: the micro frog (Microbatrachella capensis, CR), found in sandy, coastal fynbos heathland, and the montane marsh frog (Poyntonia paludicola), a species of mountain fynbos heathland.
Other threatened birds include lesser kestral (Falco naumanni), corncrake (Crex crex), and aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola).
A few great thick-knees (Esacus recurvirostris) are also present, as are river lapwings (Vanellus duvaucelii) and plain martins (Riparia paludicola).
For example, Salix paludicola, chickweed Stellaria pterosperma, Aconite Aconitum yamazakii, and Draba nakaiana are endemic to Mt. Daisetsu.
Examples include the defoliating koa moth (Scotorythra paludicola) and a lethal "koa blight" first observed in 1988 on the island of Oahu.
Once sample collection is finished, Tursi will conduct DNA analysis and compare the diversities of the paludicola and hefneri over the next four to five months.