Bulletin of the United States National Museum Volume 34

Bulletin of the United States National Museum Volume 34

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... San Diego in southwest Texas. It occurs westward through northern Mexico and the southwest territories to Guaymas, on the Gulf of California. It has not yet been found in Lower California. It was originally brought from the valley of Mexico, and the Smithsonian Institution subsequently received it from Mazatlau. Baird reports it from the lower Rio Grande. It is probably diagnostic of the Sonoran region. linfo debilis Girard. RESERVE SERIES. BUFO ALVARIUS (iirard. Baird's Roptilia U. S. Mox. Bound. Surv., II, p. 20, PI. XVI, figs. 1-6. This very distinct species is as yet known from a single specimen, which is preserved in the National Museum. It has a general relationship to the B. punctatus, and also to the Cuban Peltaphrynepcltaccphala of Cuba. In its large size it equals the B. marinus. Head short and wide; muzzle obtuse and vertical in profile, not projecting beyond upper lip; nares terminal lateral, the canthus rostralis forming a convex line from nares to the orbit. Front wide, superciliary ridges obsolete at anterior third of orbit, moderately elevated behind this point, and forming a regular curve with the post orbital ridge. No branch crests. A very short robust supraty inpanic crest, a short narrow precrbital crest. Tympanic disk large, round, its diameter three-fourths the length of the eye-fissure. Tongue elongate-obovate; truncate posteriorly. Border of eyelids thickened, presenting an angle at each extremity, anterior and posterior. M. Length of head and body 165 Length of head including tympana 036 Width of head, including tympana 060 Length of fore limb from axilla 0T8 Length of fore-foot 034 Length of hind leg 051 Length of tibia 053 Length of tarsus 033 Length of rest of foot 053 Parotoid gland a long oval, with...show more

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