History of Quadrupeds Volume 2

History of Quadrupeds Volume 2

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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. 1781 edition. Excerpt: ...feeds on fruits and acorns: lodges in the hollows of trees: remains in a torpid state during winter, and grows very fat, Tota mihi dermitur hyems, et pinguior Mo Tempore sum, quo me nil nisi somnus alit. Was esteemed a great delicacy by the Romanst who had their Gliraria, places constructed to keep and feed them in. I think that the Italians at present eat them.;z88. Gadijc. Mus avellanaram major. Gefittr quad. Mus quercintis. M. cauda elongata 735. pilosa, macula nigra sub oculos. Lin, Greater Dormouse, or Sleeper. Rait syst. 84. syn. quad. 219. Le Lerot. De Btiffbn, viii, 181. tab. Glis supra obscure cinereus, infra ex xxv. albo cinerescens, macula ad oculos Mus nitedula. Pallas nov. /p. fase.. nigra. Brijson quad. 114. 88. T" with the eyes surrounded with a large spot of black, reachU ing to the base of the ears, and another behind the ears head and whole body of a tawny color: the throat and whole under side of the body white, tinged with yellow: the tail long: the hairs at the beginning very short; at the end bushy: length, from nose to tail, not five inches: the tail four. Inhabits France and the south of Europe: is found in magpies nests and hollow trees about the Volga, and other temperate " Martial fi. Lit. xiii. Ef. 59. and southern parts of the Ruffian dominions. Neither this nor the former species extend beyond the Uralian mountains: infests gardens, and is very destructive to fruits of all kind: is particularly fond of peaches: lodges in holes in the walls: brings five or fix young at a time: like the former, remains torpid during winter: has a strong smell, like a rat. Mus avellanarum minor, the Dormouse pollicibus posticis muticis. Lin. syst. 289. Common. or Sleeper. Raitsyn. quad. 220. 83. Faun. Suec. No. 35....show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236486587
  • 9781236486585