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anal angle animal Aonyx apical arched Australia Baird band base bird body Bones B. M. British Museum broad brown cervical vertebra Charaxes claws colour Columbella Conch conical Cypselus Deep water diameter digit distinct dorsal dorsal fin edge elongate Encounter Bay flesh-tooth flexor front genera genus Gray grey hair head Helictis hind wing hinder inches inner inserted Journ lateral line Length of specimen Linn lobe lower jaw lumbar lumbar vertebrae lunules Lutra Mamm middle muscle Mustela nearly nervules nose oblique oblong operculum orbit outer margin P. L. Sclater pale pectoral Port Lincoln posterior Proc scales Sclater shell shields short side skeleton skull snout South Australia species Spencer's Gulf spines Station streak surface tail teeth tendon toes total length transverse process tubercles tubercular grinder upper ventral Vincent's Gulf yellow Zool
Page 247 - This small muscle springs from the transverse process of the atlas, and is inserted into the occipital bone in the interval between the curved lines.
Page 54 - ... as they pursued the shoals of sand-eels along the sandy shores of the Hebrides. It in fact flew, not merely using the wing, from the carpal joint, but extending it considerably, and employing its whole extent, just as if advancing in the air. The general direction of the body in these circumstances is obliquely downwards ; and great force is evidently used to counteract the effects of gravity, the bird finding it difficult to keep itself at the bottom, and when it relaxes its efforts coming to...
Page 328 - Transactions" contain such of the more important communications made to the scientific meetings of the Society as, on account of the nature of the plates required to illustrate them, are better adapted for publication in the quarto form.
Page 437 - ... between the first and second, and another between the second and third bands ; some irregular blackish spots in the interspaces.
Page 328 - ... distance of the front margin of the orbit from the hind part of the nape; it bears a pair of small spines behind the middle of its upper edge, a pair of minute barbels at the chin, and a pair of long appendages in the middle of its lower part. The forehead bears an erect, broad, subquadrangular crest, with a shorter single spine behind ; a horizontal spine above each orbit ; a cluster of spines with narrow appendages on the occiput. Nape of the neck with a long spine, dilated at the base into...
Page xix - Basileuterus of Cabanis, with a synopsis of the known species of the genus. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1865, pp.
Page 328 - Proceedings" contain not only notices of all business transacted at the scientific meetings, but also all the papers read at such meetings and recommended to be published in the " Proceedings " by the Committee of Publication. A large number of coloured plates and engravings are issued in the volumes of the " Proceedings," to illustrate the new or otherwise remarkable species of animals described therein.
Page 703 - Body rather elongate ; head small, two-ninths or nearly one-fifth of the total length (without caudal), scarcely more than one-half of the distance between the snout and the vertical from the origin of the dorsal fin. The snout is remarkably obtuse ; the maxillary varies in length : in males of the same size it sometimes reaches scarcely to. sometimes a little behind, the hind margin of the orbit ; in the female it is smaller and shorter. Teeth small...
Page 5 - ... required by a glass bulb to rise a given distance through the water. — On the estimation of the value of zinc powder and on a gauge for measuring the volume of gases without calculation for temperature and pressure, by J . Barnes. Zoological Society, June 7.— Prof. WH Flower, LL.D., FRS, president, in the chair. — The Secretary called the attention of the meeting to the opening of the Insectarium in the Society's Gardens, which had taken place on April 25, and read a report on the insects...
Page 443 - Pectoral fin short, truncated. Catodontina. 1. CATODON. The atlas oblong, transverse, nearly twice as broad as high ; the central canal subtrigonal, narrow below. 2. MEGANEURON. The atlas subcircular, rather broader than high ; the central canal circular, in the middle of the body, widened above. II. Head depressed, rounded in front. Blowers at the back of the forehead. Mouth small, inferior. Dorsal fin compressed, falcate. Pectoral elongate, falcate. Physeterlna.