Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Five other small mammals are near-endemic, Grant's rock mouse (Aethomys granti), Shortridge's rat (Thallomys shortridgei, LR), the riverine rabbit (Bunolagus monticularis, EN), Gerbillurus vallinus and Petromyscus monticularis, LR.

    Nama Karoo

  • The slender mongoose (Galerella swalius) and the rock mouse (Petromyscus shortridgei) are restricted to the Namaland escarpment.

    Namibian savanna woodlands

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