In the 4th century AD, Themistius regrets that in his time the lion disappeared in Thessaly and no more lions could be furnished for beast-shows. The peak of its historic range covered all of the plains and foothills of eastern Transcaucasia westward almost to Tbilisi. Northwards, its range extended through the eastern Caucasus , from the Apsheron Peninsula to the mouth of the Samur River near the current Azerbaijan-Russia border , extending to the Araks river. From there, the boundary of its range narrowly turned east to Yerevan , with its northern boundary then extending westward to Turkey.
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Etymology[ edit ] The name Proteaceae by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in was based on the genus Protea, which in Carl Linnaeus derived from the name of the Greek god Proteus , a deity that was able to change between many forms. This is an appropriate image, seeing as the family is known for its astonishing variety and diversity of flowers and leaves. Description[ edit ] Rhopala heterophylla The genera of Proteaceae are highly varied, with Banksia in particular providing a striking example of adaptive radiation in plants. Proteaceae are generally trees , rarely of more than 40 m in height, and are usually of medium height or low or perennial shrubs , except for some Stirlingia species that are herbs.