Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • There are also many other ungulates: wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus (7,000 estimated in 1994), zebra Equus burchelli (4,000), eland Taurotragus oryx, Grant's and Thomson's gazelles Gazella granti and G. thomsoni (3,000).

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • It is dominated by wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus in enormous numbers, which numbered ~190,000 in the 1950s, some 1.69 million in 1989, but 1.27 million in 1991; also by zebra Equus burchelli (some 200,000), Thomson's gazelle Gazella thomsoni, with some eland Taurotragus oryx and topi Damaliscus lunatus, each harvesting the grass most suited to it.

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

  • But I rate A. thomsoni "Nanus" the best of the smaller Michaelmas Daisies.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Golden Birdwing (troides aeacus thomsoni) at the Butterfly Park in Bangkok,

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • According to local information from hunters and nomads, zebra (Equus burchelli) and gazelles do not cross the escarpment, and the Thomson’s gazelle (Gazella thomsoni) is divided into an eastern lighter race and a western darker race.

    East African halophytics

  • The Serengeti-Mara migration of approximately 1.3 million wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), 200,000 plains zebra (Equus burchelli), and 400,000 Thomson’s gazelles (Gazella thomsoni) is the most spectacular mass movement of terrestrial animals anywhere in the world (population numbers fluctuate).

    Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets

  • Although populations fluctuate, there are an estimated 1.3 million blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), 200,000 plains zebra (Equus burchelli), and 400,000 Thomson’s gazelle (Gazella thomsoni) migrating between this ecoregion and the [[Southern Acacia-Commiphora Bushland and Thicket]] ecoregion each year.

    Serengeti volcanic grasslands

  • Although populations fluctuate, there are an estimated 1.3 million blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), 200,000 plains zebra (Equus burchelli), and 400,000 Thomson’s gazelle (Gazella thomsoni) migrating between this ecoregion and the [[Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands]] ecoregion each year.

    Serengeti volcanic grasslands

  • Two Thomson's Gazelles (Eudorcas thomsoni) in the Serengeti, Tanzania

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