Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida; With Especial Reference to the Miocene Silex-Beds of Tampa and the Pliocene Beds of the Caloosahatchie River Volume 3, Pts. 4-5

Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida; With Especial Reference to the Miocene Silex-Beds of Tampa and the Pliocene Beds of the Caloosahatchie River Volume 3, Pts. 4-5

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...the last proofs of my paper on Gnat/wdzm, while engaged in examining a miscellaneous lot of papers from the library of the late Dr. Isaac Lea, presented to the Smithsonian Institution by his son-in-law, Dr. L. T. Chamberlain, I came upon a sheet of manuscript with a drawing attached, which proved to be the original MS. of Dr.. E. Gray above alluded to. It is in Mrs. Gray's handwriting, with the specific and generic names inserted in Dr. Gray's hand. It seems that he received the specimens from Mrs. Mauger, who obtained them from Canada. The first nan1e inserted was not Clal/zradon, but C/adodon, which is crossed out and Gnaf/zodon substituted for it. The drawing, exquisitely made, is by E. I. Gray. Dr. Lea has endorsed on the envelope: "Wrote Mar. 6, 1832, a secofid time for instructions respecting this." As the genus had, several months earlier, been published by Soverby, it is probable that Dr. Gray paid no further attention to the matter. Pliocene of the Carolinas and of Florida, rather abundant in the Caloosahatchie beds; Pleistocene of Cornfield Harbor, Chesapeake Bay, and Wailes's Bluff, Potomac River; of South Carolina, Florida, and the whole north coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and of Matamoras, Mexico; living in Mobile Bay, Alabama, and westward to Vera Cruz, Mexico', in shallow, especially brackish, water. The shell is variable in form, and very abundant when it occurs at all. TERTIARY FAUNA OF FLORIDA 905 its distribution. I have seen no specimens from south of North Carolina. The subgenus Pe'rzk.'odon of Conrad was never defined, and rests upon purely specific characters. His G. minor is merely ayoung shell of the same species. Section.'I/ionrngirz Dall. Rangia Johnsoni I)all. PLATE 22, FIGURE I8....show more

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  • 1236809742
  • 9781236809742