Palaeontographical Society, 1856, Vol. 10

Palaeontographical Society, 1856, Vol. 10 : British Fossil Echinodermata, Part Second, the Diademadae, Echinidae, Saleniadae, and Echinoconidae; Fossil Malacostracous Crustacea of Great Britain, Part I., Crustacea of the London Clay; British Permian Brachi

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Excerpt from Palaeontographical Society, 1856, Vol. 10: British Fossil Echinodermata, Part Second, the Diademadae, Echinidae, Saleniadae, and Echinoconidae; Fossil Malacostracous Crustacea of Great Britain, Part I., Crustacea of the London Clay; British Permian Brachiopoda, Part IV The subject of the present description is the most complete specimen of fossil fresh-water Tortoise (emys) which has hitherto come under my observation. It was obtained, like the Emys Delabecfiii, Bell, which it most resembles, from the Eocene clay of Sheppey Island, and forms part of the large and instructive collection of Sheppey fossils belonging to J. S. Bowerbank, Esq., f.r.s. It consists of both carapace (t. XXVIII A), and plastron (t. XXVIII B), giving the natural curves, depth, and periphery of the portable abode of the animal. Every constituent bone of the com plex roof of this abode is preserved, and the impressions of every horny scute can be traced, uninterruptedly, upon its uninjured surface. The floor or plastron is, unfortu nately, not so entire, but its margins are unbroken, exhibiting the characteristic contour. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • 0243198132
  • 9780243198139