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Dorcas grece capriolus ibex.


Dorcas AC p | Dorchas e | Doreas B fj {'c' misread as 'e'}
ibex | ibes B


Dorcas is Greek for Latin capriolus {"roebuck"} or ibex {"chamois"}.


Greek δορκάς /dorkás/ means "roe deer, Capreolus capreolus" in Greece, but the Greeks also applied this name to the gazelles they encountered in the Near East and in North Africa. The Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus, syn. Cervus capreolus), is a species of deer. Compared to the Red Deer it is relatively small, reddish and grey-brown, and well-adapted to cold environments, where its preferred habitat is woodlands. Its distribution is widespread in Europe reaching as far as the Caucasus.

The names mentioned above have survived into zoological Latin as a species epitheton in Gazella dorcas "Dorcas Gazelle", Capreolus as a genus and species name, and Ibex in Capra ibex the "Alpine ibex".

WilfGunther 14:06, 27 June 2015 (BST)

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