A Manual of the Mollusca: A Treatise on Recent and Fossil Shells

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Virtue brothers & Company, 1866 - Mollusks - 542 pages
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Page 114 - ... found nowhere else ; there is even a difference between the inhabitants of the different islands ; yet all show a marked relationship with those of America, though separated from that continent by an open space of ocean between 500 and 600 miles in width. The archipelago is a little world within itself, or, rather, a satellite attached to America, whence it has derived a few stray colonists, and has received the general character of its indigenous productions.

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