from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large genus of true mosses, type of the family Grimmiaceæ:


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  • Moorland mammals include: localized Mount Kenya mouse shrew Myosorex polulus, hyrax Procavia johnstoni mackinderi, and common duiker Sylvicapra grimmia altivallis.

    Mount Kenya National Park and National Forest, Kenya 2009

  • The fauna in the Swartberg and Cederberg protected areas reflects their location close to the fynbos-Karoo interface with species such as grysbok Raphicerus melanotis, grey rhebuck Pelea capreolus and klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus, steenbok Raphicerus campestris and grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, as well as karoo species not usually found in mountain fynbos such as springbok Antidorcas marsupialus.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa 2009

  • The most frequently encountered mammals above the treeline are Kilimanjaro tree hyrax Dendrohyrax validus (VU), grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia and eland Taurotragus oryx, which occur in the moorland, with bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus and red duiker Cephalophus natalensis being found above the treeline in places, and buffalo Syncerus caffer occasionally moves out of the forest into the moorland and grassland.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania 2009

  • Within the St. Floris region, the most abundant large mammals seem to be kob Kobus kob, hartebeest Alcelaphus buselaphus and grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, with other fairly abundant ungulates including waterbuck Kobus ellipsiprymnus, oribi Ourebia ourebi, topi Damaliscus lunatus, reedbuck Redunca redunca, roan antelope Hippotragus equines and giant eland Taurotragus derbianus; also buffalo Syncerus caffer, warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus and hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic 2009

  • In savanna-like areas in the south there are several grassland-dependent species including side-striped jackal Canis adustus, serval Felis serval,, Grimm's duiker Sylvicapra grimmia and black-bellied bustard Eupodotis melanogaster.

    Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo 2008

  • In the woodlands are warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus bushbuck Tragelaphus scriptus, sitatunga T. spekei, grey duiker Sylvicapra grimmia, impala Aepyceros melampus and Kirk's dikdik Madoqua kirkii.

    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania 2008

  • The most common antelope species in the Cape mountains are the Cape grysbok (Raphicerus melanotis), common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia), and klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus).

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld 2008

  • Having ridden to the leeward of the herd, and getting near them, he saw that they were of the species known as "Duyker," or Divers (_Antelope grimmia_).

    The Giraffe Hunters Mayne Reid 1850

  • Other mammals found in this ecoregion include olive baboon (Papio anubis), black and white colobus monkey (Colobus guereza), golden jackal (Canis aureus), leopard (Panthera pardus), lion (Panthera leo), spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta), caracal (Caracal caracal), serval (Felis serval), bush duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia) and bush pig (Potamochoerus porcus).

    Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands 2008

  • Also present, but more rarely seen ungulates include the following: common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia), sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei), buffalo (Syncerus caffer), steenbok (Raphicerus campestris), eland (Taurotragus oryx), and grysbok (Raphicerus sharpei).

    Western Zambezian grasslands 2008


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