Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Two species of endemic reptiles have also been identified, anolis lizard Norops townsendii and gecko Sphaerodactylus pacificus.

    Isla del Coco Marine and Terrestrial Conservation Area, Costa Rica

  • These include, but are not limited to, a number of land snails and salamanders, a variety of plant species including orchids and many herbaceous plants, the red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus), the Virginia big-eared bat (Plecotus townsendii virginianus), the red wolf (Canis rufus) and the loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus).

    Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests

  • Two additional mammals which are candidates for listing as nationally threatened include Townsend's big-eared bat Plecotus townsendii (I) and Pacific fisher Martes pennanti.

    Redwood National Park, United States

  • The two existing species of land reptiles, the anolis lizard (Norops townsendii) and the gecko (Sphaerodactylus pacificus), are endemic.

    Cocos Island moist forests

  • Have they never heard of Triticale, Primula kewensis, Fatshedera japonica, Spartina townsendii (this was of natural origin), Triticum aestivum (bread wheat)?

    Mitt Romney, Theistic Evolutionist - The Panda's Thumb

  • The rise of Spartina townsendii in the Thames River mudflats, circa 1865, would meet your requirements for an experiment not being "intentionally" set up, wouldn't it?

    ID Research, Look to the Example

  • TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE -- _Myiadestes townsendii_ 223

    Birds of the Rockies

  • It was Townsend's solitaire (_Myadestes townsendii_) -- a bird which is peculiar to the West, especially to the

    Birds of the Rockies

  • TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE -- _Myiadestes townsendii_] [Illustration]

    Birds of the Rockies

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