Transactions of the Linnean Society Volume 9

Transactions of the Linnean Society Volume 9

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...full possession of the original Linnaean trivial name of Ferrum-equinum. Vespertilio Minutus. Length scarcely two inches and three quarters from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail, of which the latter is full three fourths of an inch: extent of the wings nine inches and a half: weight from one dram three grains, to one dram twenty grains. The colour above is pale rufous-brown, most rufous on the upper part of the head: the nose is surrounded on the top with a broad membrane somewhat in form of a horse-shoe; within - Y 2 this i this is a smaller, in which the nostrils are placed; between these are two other small membranes standing a little obliquely, and appearing as valves to the nostrils; behind these stands a muck more elevated longitudinal membrane; and further back is an ' other transversely placed, of a pyramidal shape, standing erect behind the eyes; these last are covered slightly with hair, and some long bristles: round the upper lip under the exterior membrane of the.nose is a row of minute tubercles, each furnished with a small bristle, equally well calculated to guide the lesser winged insects to the mouth, as the vibrissa pectinata observed in several species of birds: the eyes are very small, black, and hidden in the fur: the ears large, pointed, and turned a little back at their tips; their base almost surrounds the opening., but at the outer part in each is a notch, which admits of the fore part of the ear closing within the other as a substitute for a valve so common in most other species, but of which tlu's is destitute. It is now many years since I first noticed this species of Bat in Wiltshire; once, in particular, I recollect to have seen a great many taken in the winter over the hollow of a baker's oven, having...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598792
  • 9781236598790