Introduction to Mammalia - By the Author

Introduction to Mammalia - By the Author

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: renowned for victorious conflicts with the most dangerous serpents, and for causing the discovery of that antidote against their poison, known by the name of Ophioriza Mongos. Herp. vitticollis, Ben Grisly, with red back and tail; a black spot from the side of ear to the shoulder; end of tail black; length 22 inches; tail 12 inclusive of the hair. From Travancore, East Indies. Herp. javanicus.--The Java Ichneumon.--Is rufous-grey. Total length 20 inches. Herp. paludinosus, uniform grey-brown; Herp. penicillatus, rufous-grey; Herp. melanums, and Herp. albicaudatw from Africa, and recently a species discovered in Spain; it is the Herp. Widdringtonii; but Herp. Rufa. Desm., is most likely a species of Cynictis. Sub-genus Atilax.--The Vansire.--Differs from the preceding by the cerebral chamber being propertionably more enlarged, and by the apophyses of the jugal and coronal wanting length to form a complete bony orbit round the eye. At. galera.--Vohang-shira of Madagascar.--Total length about 20 inches; dark brown, stippled with buff; tail full to the end. Is said to be fond of the water. Here might be placed the sub-genus Ambliodon, of which we have not found the distinguishing characters. Genus Paradoxurus.--Instituted by F. Cuvier, on account of the facility most of the species possess of rolling up the tail. They have the same number of teeth as Viverra, g, -, -= 36; but the molars indicate a more frugivorous appetite. The eye is linear; the sub-anal pouch assumes more the form of a fold; the feet are plantigrade, with the toes united by a membrane to near the claws. They are not remarkably agile, and prefer to reside in the crevices of rocks, though, no doubt, they all can climb trees. They appear to be exclusively natives of India, more

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