Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • In the reptiles the Transkei dwarf chamaeleon (Bradypodion caffrum), Günther's burrowing skink (Scelotes guentheri), the skink Acontias poecilus and the gecko Cryptactites peringueyi are all regarded as strictly endemic to this ecoregion.

    KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic

  • Bitis peringueyi), a mesmerising snake which moves by sidewinding so as to minimise contact with the scorching sand.

    New Scientist - Earth

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.