Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Volume 3

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Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences., 1877 - Natural history
Vol. 10, no. 1 (Oct. 1910) "A directory of American museums of art, history, and science compiled by Paul Marshall Rea" (360 p.).
 

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Page 91 - Ichthyologia Ohiensis, or natural history of the fishes inhabiting the river Ohio and its tributary streams, preceded by a physical description of the Ohio and its branches.
Page 69 - Thoracic dorsum densely clothed with yellowish hair, through which, however, the metallic, brownish, coppery, ground-color is apparent; pleurae black, in the middle with a stripe formed by yellow pile. Abdomen with long yellow pile at the base and on the sides, with reddish hair in the middle and at the tip ; between the hairs the black metallescent ground-color is apparent.
Page 83 - The form named rarix by Mr. Grote he characterized as follows : lines, and particularly in that beneath, the common line is outwardly obliquely marked with the black on the costa of primaries. Generally paler and less distinctly marked than variata.
Page 207 - A narrow flange or rim, about 5-32 inch in width, is neatly turned at the base, and over the entire outer surface the curious markings peculiar to the tortoise shell are carefully produced by indentation — the entire workmanship evincing a delicate skill, of which we have never before found traces in any discovered remains of the arts of the Mound Builders.
Page 82 - It ditt'ers by the black filling in on the cell, by the absence of the black baud aud central white line on the collar, which is coucolorous with the dark brown thorax, and only shows a superior black edging. The geminate lines occupy their usual position. The orbicular is open. There is an abdominal carina. Hind wings blackish fuscous. These species seem to lead into the cupida group of the genus.
Page 67 - Syrphi sometime assume); vertex dark metallic green, emitting a stripe of the same color, which reaches the base of the antennae, where it expands a little ; between this stripe and the eyes, the front is yellow. Antennae black, sometimes faintly reddish on the under side, near the suture of the second and third joints; third joint rather large, oval, blunt. Thoracic dorsum of a rather bright metallic green ; on each side a yellow stripe runs from the humerus to the callosity near the scutel ; the...
Page 218 - ... of an unquestionable spearpoint fig. (3,) associated with them, I am led to conclude that the rude implements found in the gravel were fashioned by man during the glacial period, and were deposited with the associated gravels as we now find them. That the similar surface relics may also be glacial in age, and were dropped from melting ice-rafts during the retirement and destruction of the southern limit of the ice, and finally, that inasmuch as it is probable that this early race was driven southward...
Page 83 - Terminal space pale; this species differs by the more irregular, pale, powdery st line, relieved from the pale terminal shading by the ground color of the wing obtaining beyond it. The dark fore wings are stained with ocherous. The geminate 'lines with pale included shades are well denned and inaugurated with black costal dots.
Page 182 - Such migrations, or a modified survival of them, are operative now among our Indians, who move from place to place with the game upon which they subsist and with the season. A culture migration, one arising out of a certain stage of intellectual advancement when the movements of man are determined by ultimate and not immediate considerations. The movements of the Indo-European races fall within this category. Besides these is to be distinguished an accidental migration, which man has submitted to...
Page 168 - ... are the principal topographic features. The more conspicuous of these are the mountains: lone mountains, single ranges and great groups of ranges or systems of mountains prevail. Owing to great and widely spread aridity, the mountains are scantily clothed with vegetation, and the indurated lithologic formations are rarely masked with soils, and the rocks, as they are popularly called, are everywhere exposed; hence all these mountains are popularly known as the Rocky Mountains. But there is more...

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