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

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Longman, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1867
 

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Page 433 - The posterior ends of the palatines and the anterior ends of the pterygoids are very imperfectly, or not at all, articulated with the basisphenoidal rostrum, being usually separated from it, and supported by the broad, cleft, hinder end of the vomer.
Page 446 - Passeres, relates to the palatal structure exhibited by a raven (fig. 79), as typical of that of Passeres at large. The vomer is a broad bone, truncate in front and deeply cleft behind, embracing the sphenoidal rostrum in its forks. The palatines have produced postero-external angles. The maxillo-palatines are slender at their origin, extending inwards and backwards over the palatines and under the vomer, where they end free, being united neither with each other nor with the vomer. This disconnection...
Page 707 - The skin, hung up by the nose, measured 10 feet 2 inches, from the point of the nose to the tip of the tail, and was sold for seven shillings and sixpence in the common course of business.
Page 593 - Museum we read that it is much in request both among the natives and the colonists, and that the epicures of Cape Town do not disdain to use their influence with the country farmers to obtain a preference in the matter of Sea-Cow's Speck, as the fat which lies immediately under the skin is called when salted and dried.
Page 419 - ... the maxillo-palatines are united across the median line, either directly or by means of ossifications in the nasal septum ; the posterior ends of the palatines and the anterior ends of the pterygoids articulate directly with the rostrum (as in schizoguathism).
Page 124 - The foregoing results show that, contrary to the expectation when the research was commenced, the fluorine is present in much larger proportion than phosphoric acid. The silica exists in the coral in its soluble modification, and probably is united to the lime. The free magnesia existed as carbonate, and was thrown down as caustic magnesia by the lime-water.
Page 457 - ... so completely intermediate between the anserine birds on the one side, and the storks and herons on the other, that it can be ranged with neither of these groups, but must stand as the type of a division by itself.
Page 424 - The scapula has no acromial process, nor has the coracoid any clavicular process ; at most there are inconspicuous tubercles representing these processes. 3. The posterior ends of the palatines and the anterior ends of the pterygoids are very imperfectly, or not at all, articulated...
Page 419 - The caudal vertebrae are both numerous and large, so that the caudal region of the spine is longer than the body, whereas in all other birds it is shorter than the body.

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