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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Buntings and New World Sparrows

Buntings and New World Sparrows  

The term “bunting” is derived from an old English word “buntyle,” the original meaning of which is somewhat obscure. Whatever its significance, the name was given to several seed- and ...
divisive method

divisive method  

A system of hierarchical classification that proceeds by subdividing the whole into successively smaller and more homogeneous units.
particle density

particle density  

The mass per unit volume of soil particles, usually expressed in grams per cubic centimetre. Compare bulk density.
nomen substitutum

nomen substitutum  

In taxonomy, a new, replacement name, published as a substitute for an invalid one (e.g. a junior synonym).
nomen illegitimum

nomen illegitimum  

In taxonomy, a name that must be rejected under the rules of the Code and is therefore illegitimate.
gradient analysis

gradient analysis  

An ordination technique for the description of vegetation based on characteristics of the site rather than the composition of species. One or more environmental gradients are identified and stands ...
Prophalanopsidae

Prophalanopsidae  

; order Orthoptera, suborder Ensifera)Family of primitive ensiferans, which includes only three living species.
calcicolous

calcicolous  

Applied to an organism that prefers to grow in, or can grow only in, habitats rich in calcium (‘lime’).
allelic frequency

allelic frequency  

The percentage of all alleles at a given locus in a population gene pool represented by a particular allele. For example, in a population containing 20 AA, 10 Aa, and 5 aa, the frequency of the A ...
allochthon

allochthon  

A body of rock that has been transported to its present position, usually over a considerable distance. See allochthonous.
Cocos

Cocos  

(family Arecaceae)A monotypic genus, C. nucifera, the coconut (‘nature's greatest gift to man’) which grows wild on sandy coasts from the east coast of Africa to Polynesia, and also in the Caribbean. ...
coral spot

coral spot  

The common name for the coral-pink conidial pustules formed by the fungus Nectria cinnabarina on twigs, branches, etc.
Cerambycidae

Cerambycidae  

; class Insecta, order Coleoptera)Family of elongate, pubescent beetles, usually strikingly marked, up to 20 cm long. The antennae are filiform, at least two-thirds of the body length, and often ...
diadromous

diadromous  

Applied to fish that regularly migrate between the sea and freshwater systems. Compare amphidromous. See also anadromous; catadromous; potamodromous.
psychrotroph

psychrotroph  

An organism that can grow at low temperatures (e.g. 15°C or below) but that grows better at higher temperatures.
Pyrus

Pyrus  

(pears; family Rosaceae)A genus of deciduous, sometimes thorny trees and shrubs, that have simple leaves and flowers borne in umbel-like clusters. There are 5 sepals, 5 petals, 20–30 purple stamens, ...
Peru–Chile Trench

Peru–Chile Trench  

The oceanic trench which marks the boundary between the subducting Nazca Plate and the South American Plate.
self-mulching soil

self-mulching soil  

A soil that mixes itself: its surface layers shrink and swell, forming deep cracks into which soil falls.

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