Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1832)., Volume 33 (Google eBook)

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Longman, 1865
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Page 243 - This small muscle springs from the transverse process of the atlas, and is inserted into the occipital bone in the interval between the curved lines.
Page 50 - ... as they pursued the shoals of sand-eels along the sandy shores of the Hebrides. It in fact flew, not merely using the wing, from the carpal joint, but extending it considerably, and employing its whole extent, just as if advancing in the air. The general direction of the body in these circumstances is obliquely downwards ; and great force is evidently used to counteract the effects of gravity, the bird finding it difficult to keep itself at the bottom, and when it relaxes its efforts coming to...
Page 329 - Transactions" contain such of the more important communications made to the scientific meetings of the Society as, on account of the nature of the plates required to illustrate them, are better adapted for publication in the quarto form.
Page 433 - ... between the first and second, and another between the second and third bands ; some irregular blackish spots in the interspaces.
Page 327 - ... distance of the front margin of the orbit from the hind part of the nape; it bears a pair of small spines behind the middle of its upper edge, a pair of minute barbels at the chin, and a pair of long appendages in the middle of its lower part. The forehead bears an erect, broad, subquadrangular crest, with a shorter single spine behind ; a horizontal spine above each orbit ; a cluster of spines with narrow appendages on the occiput. Nape of the neck with a long spine, dilated at the base into...
Page xv - Basileuterus of Cabanis, with a synopsis of the known species of the genus. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1865, pp.
Page 329 - Proceedings" contain not only notices of all business transacted at the scientific meetings, but also all the papers read at such meetings and recommended to be published in the " Proceedings " by the Committee of Publication. A large number of coloured plates and engravings are issued in the volumes of the " Proceedings," to illustrate the new or otherwise remarkable species of animals described therein.
Page 699 - Body rather elongate ; head small, two-ninths or nearly one-fifth of the total length (without caudal), scarcely more than one-half of the distance between the snout and the vertical from the origin of the dorsal fin. The snout is remarkably obtuse ; the maxillary varies in length : in males of the same size it sometimes reaches scarcely to. sometimes a little behind, the hind margin of the orbit ; in the female it is smaller and shorter. Teeth small...
Page 1 - ... required by a glass bulb to rise a given distance through the water. On the estimation of the value of zinc powder and on a gauge for measuring the volume of gases without calculation for temperature and pressure, by J . Barnes. Zoological Society, June 7. Prof. WH Flower, LL.D., FRS, president, in the chair. The Secretary called the attention of the meeting to the opening of the Insectarium in the Society's Gardens, which had taken place on April 25, and read a report on the insects...
Page 439 - Pectoral fin short, truncated. Catodontina. 1. CATODON. The atlas oblong, transverse, nearly twice as broad as high ; the central canal subtrigonal, narrow below. 2. MEGANEURON. The atlas subcircular, rather broader than high ; the central canal circular, in the middle of the body, widened above. II. Head depressed, rounded in front. Blowers at the back of the forehead. Mouth small, inferior. Dorsal fin compressed, falcate. Pectoral elongate, falcate. Physeterlna.

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