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  • Butterflies are the best-known invertebrates in the hotspot, with a few species of Ornithoptera (birdwing) butterflies, particularly O. allotae and O. victoriae – both large, prominent and spectacular species – and the blue emperor swallowtail (Papilio ulysses) found in the Bismarcks and Solomons.

    Biological diversity in the East Melanesian Islands

  • Other species include the endemic water chevrotain Hyemoschus aquaticus, African golden cat Felis aurata (K), giant forest genet Genetta victoriae, the endemic aquatic genet Osbornictis piscivora, leopard Panthera pardus, giant ground pangolin Manis gigantea, aardvark orycteropus afer, pygmy antelope Neotragus batesii, forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus, bush pig Potamochoerus porcus and giant forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni (V) and great cane rat Thryonomys swinderianus.

    Okapi Faunal Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Sheltered gorges remain inaccessible to feral livestock, and provide habitat for relict species of wetter climates, including the fern Taenitis pinnata, resurrection grass (Micraira spp.), and the tall palm Livistona victoriae which reaches heights of 10 m to 20 m.

    Victoria Plains tropical savanna

  • This ecoregion contains three endemic bird species: the striped laughingthrush (Garrulax virgatus), brown-capped laughingthrush (Garrulax austeni), and white-browed nuthatch (Sitta victoriae) (Table 1).

    Chin Hills-Arakan Yoma montane forests

  • The silktail (Lamprolia victoriae) represents an endemic genus of monarch flycatcher and is restricted to the islands of Taveuni and Vanua Levu.

    Fiji tropical moist forests

  • There are a number of endemic subspecies found in this ecoregion including the Gredos ibex (Capra pyrenaica victoriae) and a number of herpetofauna species, Lacerta monticola cyreni, Salamandra salamandra almanzorensis, and Bufo bufo gredosicola.

    Iberian conifer forests

  • Endangered large mammals are represented by the endemic Gredos ibex (Capra pyrenaica victoriae) and wolf (Canis lupus).

    Iberian conifer forests

  • Mammals in this ecoregion display high levels of endemism, with 16 species considered either strictly endemic or near-endemic, including the okapi (Okapia johnstoni), giant genet (Genetta victoriae), and aquatic genet (Osbornictus piscivora).

    Northeastern Congolian lowland forests

  • Praecipua hinc Anglis gloria, crebrae victoriae partae.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Omissa spe victoriae in destinatam mortem conspirant, tantusque ardor singulos cepit, ut victores se putarent si non inulti morerentur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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