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


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


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  • Tropical deciduous (monsoon) forest occurs along the bases of hills and on valley bottoms, characterized by tree species such as Sterculia foedita, Oroxylum indicum, Tamarindus indica, Zizyphus horsfeldi, Schleichera oleosa, Cassia javanica, Murraya paniculata, Diospyros javanica, Harrisonia brownii and Piliostigma malabaricum.

    Komodo National Park, Indonesia

  • The sole remaining extant native mammal of Jamaica, the Jamaican hutia (Geocapromys brownii), was still considered widespread in the dry forests of this ecoregion and moist forests although threatened by hunting and habitat loss.

    Jamaican dry forests

  • Like many of the endemic species, the Norfolk Island palm (Rhopalostylis baueri) and the smooth tree-fern (Cyathea brownii) are still common within the Norfolk Island National Park but are now rare elsewhere on the islands.

    Norfolk Island subtropical forests

  • The Norfolk Island pine dominates in exposed areas, while moister spots are characterized by endemic palms (Rhopalostylis baueri) and tree-ferns (Cyathea brownii and C. australia).

    Norfolk Island subtropical forests

  • The coney and the yellow snake: the distribution and status of the Jamaican Hutia Geocapromys brownii and the Jamaican Boa Epicrates subflavus.

    Jamaican dry forests

  • The sole remaining extant native mammal of Jamaica, the Jamaican hutia (Geocapromys brownii), is found mostly in the remote mountainous regions of eastern, central, and southern Jamaica where it is threatened by hunting pressure and habitat loss.

    Jamaican moist forests

  • Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), white mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa), and black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) are the key species in the community, and they are associated with Dalbergia brownii scrubs as well as with other hydrophyllic communities formed by Acoelloraphe wrightii or Sabal mexicana palm trees.

    Usumacinta mangroves

  • Bark infusion (mixed with bark of Terminalia brownii) is applied to sores and wounds (Tharaka).

    Chapter 7

  • The best known and easiest species to keep in captivity are the Cuban hutia (Capromys pilorides) and Jamaican hutia (Geocapromys brownii).

    15 Agouti

  • Several species are listed as threatened (VU or higher) by IUCN: New Guinea pademelon (Thylogale brownii), Gilliard's flying-fox (Pteropus gilliardorum), large-eared sheathtail-bat (Emballonura dianae), Bismarck trumpet-eared bat (Kerivoula myrella), and New Britain water-rat (Hydromys neobrittanicus).

    New Britain-New Ireland lowland rain forests


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