Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Volume 15

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Royal Society of New Zealand., 1883 - Science
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Includes proceedings of member institutes of the Society and of the Society's Science Congress through v. 84, 1956/57.

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Page 85 - Body long, sub-cylindrical, laterally compressed. Upper antenna short, lower long, with flagellum. Mandible with an appendage. First pair of legs subchelate, others simple ; first four pairs articulated to body at the anterior ends of their segments and directed forwards, last three articulated at posterior ends of their segments and directed backwards. Abdomen long, of six distinct segments, last joined to telson. Sixth pair of pleopoda biramous, styliform. Telson large, subconical.
Page 360 - Fossil resin embedded in the coal, sometimes in pieces from the size of a fist to that of a man's head, but usually only in smaller groups. It is transparent, very brittle, and has a conchoidal and quite glossy fracture.
Page 256 - Such, in effect, is the activity with which the introduced plants are doing their work, that I believe if every human being were at once removed from the islands for even a limited number of years, looking at the matter from a geological point of view, the introduced would succeed in displacing the indigenous fauna and flora.
Page 77 - ... notched. Posterior gnathopoda with the propodos large, ovate, more dilated in the male than in the female, palm defined by a strong acute tooth, and armed in the male with two other prominent teeth. Two anterior pairs of pereiopoda sub-equal. Third pair rather shorter than the fourth and fifth ; basos of the three posterior pairs produced at its postero-distal angle ; meros, carpus, and propodos serrated and hairy. Fifth pair of pleopoda much shorter than the fourth. Sixth pair large, with a...
Page 256 - At length a turning-point is reached, the invaders lose a portion of their vigour and become less encroaching, while the indigenous plants find the struggle less severe and gradually recover a portion of their lost ground, the result being the gradual amalgamation of those kinds best adapted to hold their own in the * Trans.
Page 200 - Mouth but slightly arched ; a long, deep, straight, oblique groove on each side of the mouth.
Page 454 - Light coming from the right hand is not so good as that from the left, because the shadow of the hand falls upon that part of the paper at which we are looking. Light from behind is still worse, because the head and upper part of the body throw a shadow on the book ; but the light that comes from the front and falls on the face is by far the worst of all.
Page 516 - Wellington, was nominated to vote in the election of Governors of the New Zealand Institute. 2. An Honorary Member of the New Zealand Institute was nominated for election in accordance with the Act. 8. " On the New Zealand Copepoda,

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