The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Zoology, Botany and Geology; Incorporating the Journal of Botany Volume 4

The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Zoology, Botany and Geology; Incorporating the Journal of Botany Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...under surface of the body nearly white, with but a tinge of fulvous, the feathers having longitudinal bands only of deep brown. Under tail-coverts and tarsi nearly white, i Total length about 14 inches, wing 9, tail 6. Hab. South America. This is a bird of which I have frequently seen specimens, and am-surprised that I have not succeeded in finding a description of it. I am acquainted with no species intimately resembling it.--Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, vol. iv. p. 121. Descriptions of new Marine Shells. By T. A. Conrad. The following new and interesting shells are from the coasts of Lower California and Peru: --SoLECARD1A, CoB. Shell bivalve, equivalve; hinge with two diverging cardinal teeth, and a linear oblique cartilage-pit between; cardinal plate profoundly grooved on each side of the teeth; muscular impressions 2, small, rounded, remote from the margins, particularly from the base; pallial impression entire. S. eburnea. Oblong-oval, equilateral, ventricose, thin; extremities nearly equally rounded; basal margin arched; valves white, shining, minutely shagreened, towards the base minutely rugose, with fine impressed radiating lines; concentric lines towards the base finely waved, indenting the margin. 1 2--10: 8-10. In this singular bivalve the pallial impression shows no junction with the adductor impressions, but joins the extremities of the cardinal plate. The muscular impressions are as distinct on the exterior as on the interior. Pbtricola. P. sinuosa. Subtriangular; inflated anteriorly; profoundly sinuous posteriorly; ribs radiating, prominent, acute, except towards the anterior margin, where they are replaced by closely-arranged lines; basal margin profoundly sinuous; within brown, cavity..
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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668499
  • 9781236668493