Tupaia


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Tupaia

see tree shrew.
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Thus Nicholas Thomas, who previously read Banks's comments as simply 'dilettantish' (3), has more recently recognized that while his 'characterization of Tupaia as "a curiosity" in the same class as a tiger has rightly become notorious', Banks primarily views Tupaia as 'a man of rank and social eminence', a worthy companion, and an explorer in his own right.
Tupaia and his twelve-year-old 'servant' Taiata sailed with the Endeavour when Cook left Tahiti, and voyaged throughout the Pacific, facilitating contacts in the Society Islands, New Zealand, and Australia before succumbing to disease in Batavia (Jakarta) in December 1770.
Tupaia was an Orio or navigator-priest, a dark-skinned Polynesian who could, in Coleridge's first version of the poem, take the metaphorical blame for killing the albatross.
25) Tupaia was quick-witted and picked up much from Cook and his crew; in Coleridge's ballad, the figure perhaps based on him need not actually fire the crossbow but merely take the blame for firing it, as is implied in the stanzas that Coleridge omitted from the 1817 version.
One might question how the men of the Endeavour were able to ascertain that Tupaia was such a remarkable navigator considering the Endeavour's own navigators could not know exactly where they were because the longitude technology did not exist at the time (Sobel, 1996).
Relatively complete developmental series of five eutherians, Mus musculus (Rodentia), Felis domestica (Carnivora), Sus scrofa (Artiodactyla), Manis javanica (Pholidota), and Tupaia javanica (Scandentia), and four metatherians, Monodelphis domestica (Didelphidae), Macropus eugenii (Macropodidae), Dasyurus viverrinus (Dasyuridae), and Perameles nasuta (Peramelidae) were examined.
Taxon State 0 State 1 State 2 Felis 40 10 50 Manis 30 13 50 Mus 39 15 46 Sus 36 7 57 Tupaia 30 15 55 Dasyurus 48 11 41 Macropus 48 17 35 Monodelphis 50 12 38 Perameles 45 13 42
At Rurutu, the English discovered, as Tupaia had told them would be the case, that the people spoke a language practically identical to Tahitian.
Role of photoperiod on hormone concentrations and adaptive capacity in tree shrews, Tupaia belangeri.
Different histories of colonialism continue to prevent easy communication between Maori and Ma'ohi (Indigenous people of French Polynesia), even though Cook was first able to communicate with Maori through the onboard navigator and translator Tupaia, who spoke Ma'ohi.
Tupaia, from Raiatea, helped Cook on the first voyage as a translator, but he also drew a schematic chart that showed the locations of islands relative to Tahiti (Fig.
Likewise, the putative OPmV F protein shows the highest degree of sequence identity with the F protein of tupaia paramyxovirus (Figure 2B).