The Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London

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Longman, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1885 - Zoology

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Page 746 - April 1884. — Yerbury. CHLOROSELAS, gen. nov. Allied to Spindasis ; of the same form. Primaries with a black patch of thickened scales at the end of the cell and at base of second and third median branches ; costal vein extending to second third of costal margin ; subcostal with only three branches, the first emitted at some distance before the end of the cell, the second and third emitted together from a long footstalk, and terminating upon the costa just before the apex ; upper radial emitted...
Page 341 - The hair on the upper part of its body is of a greyish ash-colour, marked with yellow spots, and is longer than that of the tiger, particularly on the buttocks, but that on the belly is of a dusky white. Its length from the nose to the root of the tail is about five feet, and its height from the bottom of the foot to the shoulder twenty-six and a half inches. It has a round head shaped much like that of a cat, the ears are short and pointed, the eyes large with yellow irides and brown pupils. Its...
Page 336 - Prostate gland not salient, being contained in the thickened walls of the urethra. Skull with the carotid canal distinct, and more or less in advance of the foramen lacerum posticum ; condyloid foramen alone distinct from the foramen lacerum posticnm; glenoid foramen generally well defined.
Page 214 - Kilima-njaro race, however, only some 3 or 4 inches of the base of the tail are black, and the remainder (with the hairs about 20 or 21 inches) is developed into a magnificent white brush, of which individual hairs are from 7 to 9 inches in length. The hairs of the white body-mantle, moreover, entirely cover the black at the base of the tail, the white of the latter and of the mantle being quite continuous. In addition to this race, however, the true Guereza is also found in the neighbourhood of...
Page 395 - ... concerning the anatomy of the various Arctoid genera especially as regards their osteology and dentition, and gave detailed comparisons of the proportions of the various parts of the skeleton, comparing them with those of the Aeluroids and Cynoids. — Dr. FHH Guillemard, FZS, read the second part of his report on the collection of birds made during the voyage of the yacht ,Marchesa'.
Page 733 - ... transverse depressions, which are scarcely interrupted at the middle, metallic green, impunctate. Elytra wider than the thorax at the base, narrowly parallel, closely punctured, the interstices very finely granulate and transversely rugose, especially at the sides. The first joint of the posterior tarsi as long as the three following joints together. Anterior coxal cavities closed. C. sumatrana differs from C. porrecta Baly in the metallic green thorax and dark antennae. Gen. Doridea Baly (bl....
Page 580 - Anna (var. meridionalis fig. 6 h) are smaller than the type, pale brown above, with a white thread-like line at the suture, and the acutely keeled periphery, paler beneath, especially towards the centre, and have the aperture particularly acuminate at the termination of the keel. The specimens from Simbo (var.
Page ix - Alfhnts mtgachelcs, obtained by Mr. Spencer at Herm, Channel Islands. — Mr. Martin Jacoby communicated the second portion of his paper on the Phytophagous Coleoptera of Japan obtained by Mr. George Lewis during his second journey, 1880-81.
Page 364 - Audubou's account, it is to be inferred that the animal is not rare in portions of Texas, where the specimen which is figured in his work was procured by his son, John Woodhouse. His notice of its habits is as follows :— "The Mephitis mesoleuca is found on the brown, broomy, sedgy plains, as well as in the woods, and the cultivated districts of Texas and Mexico.
Page 340 - Coon being a tough match for an average Dog ; " they are very expert in breaking down the stalks of corn, and stripping the husks from the ear, using their fore paws as we do our hands. Though very sly, they are caught in traps. They are not swift runners, and if pursued take to a tree, when they may be readily killed. Though capable of being made pets of, they cannot be let loose with impunity, on account of their great curiosity, which leads them to find their way, and Report United States Mexican...

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