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Monday, August 22, 2016

Species Named After New Zealand

About thirty species are named after NEW ZEALAND, which placed 14th in the Rio Olympics medal count. As shown in my recent Extinct Species of New Zealand post, several extinct species were named after New Zealand since they were endemic to this country. Living species are as follows: Cormandel New Zealand Frog (Archey's Frog), New Zealand Catshark, N. Z. Cedar Tree, N. Z. Dabchick, N. Z. Dolphin, N. Z. Falcon, N. Z. Fantail, N. Z. Flax Snail, N. Z. Freshwater Mussel, N. Z. Grayling, N. Z. Greater Short-Tailed Bat, N. Z. Hagfish, N. Z. Hair Sedge, N. Z. Kaka bird, N. Z. Lesser Short-Tailed Bat, N. Z. Little Bittern, N. Z. Mudsnail, N. Z. Pigeon, N. Z. Quail, N. Z. Robin, N. Z. Rockwren, N. Z. Scampi lobster, N. Z. Scaup duck, N. Z. Sea Cucumber, N. Z. Sealion, N. Z. Storm Petrel bird, N. Z. Tomtit bird, and Oliver's New Zealand Skink.

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