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The Academy, 1897 - Birds
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Page 39 - these types wherever they are found." Dr. Burnett noted that "although there are single species (of parasites) peculiar to particular animals, there are others which are found on different species of the same genus as is the case in the parasites living on birds of the genus
Page 239 - in orbit, a little concave, with a pair of low ridges and a shallow median groove between them. Orbit high up, nearly circular, 4 in head, its posterior rim at about the middle of length of head. Preorbitai scarcely lobate on its ventral margin, usually with one short triangular spine posteriorly.
Page 225 - with which it has been hitherto confounded. It is distinguished from the latter by having fewer filaments on the head and body, an ocellated spot on front of first dorsal, and by having the rays of the anal fin in the male all connected by membrane ; the first ray of anal is much shorter and weaker in
Page 226 - in head. Teeth in jaws in narrow villiform bands, becoming a single series on sides of lower jaw; those of the outer and inner series in each jaw are somewhat enlarged, the largest being a single series in sides of lower jaw. Preopercular spine as usual in the genus. Scales smooth above and below, ctenoid on sides.
Page 223 - nected, the soft dorsal high, the highest rays equal to eye and snout; vent slightly nearer tail than tip of snout. Skin smooth, except a few scattered prickles under pectorals. Color very dark brown or blackish; sides mottled; top of head uniform blackish; all the fins more or less mottled,
Page 207 - times last, the last ray being pointed, slightly greater than base, 2^^ in head. Origin of anal midway between origin of dorsal and base of caudal, margin straight, the tip of the last ray slightly exserted ; anterior rays 3^ times posterior, and equal to base of fin, 2
Page 556 - robbed or willfully or needlessly destroyed, unless when necessary to protect buildings or prevent their defacement. This section does not apply to the 'English sparrow.' Whoever shall violate or attempt to violate the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and in addition thereto, shall be liable to a penalty of $25 for each nest robbed or destroyed, contrary to the provisions of this section.
Page 221 - eye; eye smaller than length of snout; preopercle with only one small blunt spine, below which its edge is entire. Pectoral barely reaching front of anal; spinous dorsal very low, from ^ to ^ as high as soft dorsal, its base from its first spine to first ray of soft dorsal
Page 218 - Jordan & Bollman, Proc. US Nat. Mus., 1889, 160. Charles Island, Galapagos. The figure of this handsome species is taken from one of the original types. above (greenish in life), silvery below; a dark blotch on opérele; conspicuous dark olive stripes follow the center of the scale rows upward and backward on the sides and back; stripes about
Page 241 - spines. Soft dorsal spotted with blackish anteriorly; membrane of caudal dusky, the dark much broken into spots; anal and ventrals dusky. Pectorals with a broad, transverse, dark, spotted band near base, and a transverse dusky area with darker spots on distal half. Fins in life more or less tinged with the reddish color. Peritoneum white. Types, three specimens

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