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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Examples of endemic invertebrates are the dragonfly Teinobasis malawiensis, which is known only from montane streams in northern Malawi, the Kitulo-endemic satyrid butterfly Neocoenyra petersi, and a further three butterflies confined to the Nyika Plateau.

    Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic

  • There are also a number of near-endemic threatened species, including the eastern tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax validus, VU) and the black and rufous elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi, EN).

    Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic

  • Other species found within the ecoregion are Hartmann's mountain zebras (Equus zebra hartmannae EN), kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros LR), springboks (Antidorcas marsupialis LR), gemsboks (Oryx gazella LR), Damara dik-diks (Madoqua kirkii) and black-faced impalas (Aepyceros melampus petersi VU).

    Kaokoveld desert

  • Other large mammal species found within the ecoregion are kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros LR), springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis LR), gemsbok (Oryx gazella LR), Damara dik-diks (Madoqua kirkii), and black-faced impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi VU).

    Namibian savanna woodlands

  • Other species include elephant (Loxodonta africana), giraffe (Giraffa camelopardus), black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), gemsbok (Oryx gazella), eland (Taurotragus oryx), kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), steenbok (Raphicerus campestris), Damara dik dik (Madoqua kirki), and the black-faced impala (Aepyceros melampus petersi VU).

    Etosha Pan halophytics

  • Other threatened mammals which occur in these forests include Abbot’s duiker (Cephalophus spadix, VU), eastern tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax validus, VU), and the black and rufous elephant-shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi, EN).

    Eastern Arc forests

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