Definitions

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  • adj. Spencer (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms having English names of the form "Spencer's ..."

Etymologies

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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Spencer, especially Roger David Spencer.

Examples

  • The distinctive grasslands of the downs harbor several endemic reptiles: the gecko Gehyra minuta, skinks (Ctenotus schevilli, C. agrestis, and C. joanae), an agamid lizard Pogona henrylawsoni, and a monitor Varanus spenceri.

    Mitchell grass downs

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