Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Other endangered species include the endemic Rattus montanus and five shrews: Crocidura miya, Feroculus feroculus, Solisorex pearsoni, Suncus fellowsgordoni, and Suncus zeylanicus.

    Sri Lanka montane rain forests

  • In addition, there are three genera confined to Sri Lanka, each represented by single species: Pearson’s long-clawed shrew (Solisorex pearsoni, EN), Kelaart’s long-clawed shrew (Feroculus feroculus, EN), and the Ohiya rat (Srilankamys ohiensis).

    Biological diversity in the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka

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