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.

    Biological diversity in the Cape Floristic Region

  • Other threatened birds include lesser kestral (Falco naumanni), corncrake (Crex crex), and aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola).

    Central European mixed forests

  • A few great thick-knees (Esacus recurvirostris) are also present, as are river lapwings (Vanellus duvaucelii) and plain martins (Riparia paludicola).

    Northern Khorat Plateau moist deciduous forests

  • For example, Salix paludicola, chickweed Stellaria pterosperma, Aconite Aconitum yamazakii, and Draba nakaiana are endemic to Mt. Daisetsu.

    Hokkaido montane conifer forests

  • Examples include the defoliating koa moth (Scotorythra paludicola) and a lethal "koa blight" first observed in 1988 on the island of Oahu.

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  • 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.

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