Congressional Edition Volume 3834

Congressional Edition Volume 3834

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...which measure.33 mm. in diameter in the adult. The scales of the abdomen are large and arranged in eight rows, of which those nearest the middle are largest. The tail is very long, perfectly cylindrical, and covered with verticillated scales, carinated above and smooth below. The vent is transverse, and has in front three large scales, placed in a triangle, two posterior to the other and with smaller scales behind. The anterior extremities are well developed, rounded, covered above at the shoulder with five to six rows of large scales, and with two rows still larger and a smaller row on the front of the forearm; their inferior surface is granulated. The lingers are scaled to the root of the nails, which are short, small, delicate, and curved. The posterior extremities are twice the size of the anterior; the thigh above is covered with granulations, and below with six or seven rows of large scales; the leg is covered like the thigh, but there are three rows of still larger scales below; the tarsus is granulated on its inferior, and has two rows of scales on its superior surface. The fourth toe is very long, and the first and fi fth are subequal; all are armed with short, small, curved claws. There is a range of from 15 to 17 femoral pores under the thigh. The head is dusky brown; the upper jaw bluish white; the lower nearly of a silver-white color. Along the back extends, from the occiput to the tail, a purple or brownish band, on each side of which are three yellow or golden longitudinal lines; of these, the superior is the palest and shortest; it begins at the parietal plate and terminates at the tail; the other lines are much longer and brighter, the upper one beginning above the orbit and extending to the middle of the tail; the lower line...show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511220
  • 9781236511225