Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Yarrell, but especially for naturalist William Yarrell.

Examples

  • Mammals aren’t my area, but here are a few of the many bird examples I could give: Pied Wagtail Motacilla (alba) yarrelli, the Yellow Wagtail complex Motacilla flava, Yellow-legged/Pontic gull Larus (cachinnans) michahellis, Redpoll Carduelis (flammea) cabaret.

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