Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Semper, but especially for German entomologist Georg Semper.

Examples

  • Species in Cambodia, Thailand and the Philippines have been reported from lakes, and in fact two species are restricted to lakes: one of these is a sea krait that inhabits Rennell Island in the Solomons, and the other is H. semperi of Lake Taal on Luzon Island.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • It begins with Weidensaul’s search for Semper’s warbler Leucopeza semperi, an enigmatic parulid endemic to St. Lucia, discovered in 1870 and last seen alive in 1969 (although with a trickle of post-1969 sightings, some reliable and some not so reliable).

    Archive 2006-03-01

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