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TABLES OF DISTRIBUTION.

In drawing up these tables, showing the distribution of various classes of animals in the Nearctic region, the following sources of information have been chiefly relied on, in addition to the general treatises, monographs, and catalogues used in the compilation of the 4th Part of this work.

Mammalia.-Professor Baird's Catalogue; Allen's List of the Bats; Mr. Lord's List for British Columbia; Brown, for Greenland; Packard for Labrador.

Birds.-Baird, Cassin, and Allen's Lists for United States; Richardson's Fauna Boreali Americana; Jones, for Bermudas; and papers by Brown, Coues, Lord, Packard, Dall, and Professor

Newton.

TABLE I.

FAMILIES OF ANIMALS INHABITING THE NEARCTIC REGION.

Names in italics show the families which are
Names inclosed thus (

ExPLANATION.

culiar to the region.

.) show families which barely enter the region, and are not considered properly to belong to it. Numbers correspond to the series of numbers to the families in Part IV.

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PICARIAE.
. Picidae .
. Cuculidae
. Alcedinidae
. Caprimulgidae
. Cypselidae
. Trochilidae

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. Mniotiltidae ...

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. Motaciliidae ...

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Range beyond the Region.

Neotropical
Palaearctic
All regions but Australian

Neotropical

Almost cosmopolite
Almost cosmopolite
Palaearctic, Oriental, Andes
All regions but Australian

Palaearctic, Oriental, Australian
Palaearctic, Oriental, Australian
The Eastern Hemisphere
The Eastern Hemisphere
Cosmopolite

Neotropical family

Neotropical

Neotropical
Palaearctic, Antilles, Guatemala
Cosmopolite

Neotropical

Neotropical
All regions but Australian
All regions but Neotropical
Cosmopolite

Neotropical

All regions but Australian
Almost cosmopolite
Cosmopolite

PsiTTACI. 80. Conuridae

CoLUMBAE. 84. Columbidae

GALLINAE.

87. Tetraonidae ... 88. Phasianidae ...

91. (Cracidae)

Cosmopolite
Almost cosmopolite
Neotropical

Neotropical

Cosmopolite

Almost cosmopolite
Palaearctic, Oriental, Ethiopian, Honduras
Neotropical

Order and Family.

AccIPITREs.

94. Vulturidae ... 96. Falconidae ... 97. Pandionidae .. 98. Strigidae

GRALLE.

99. Rallidae --100. Scolopacidae... 105. Charadriidae 107. Gruidae 113. Ardeidae 114. Plataleidae ... 115. Ciconiidae

ANSEREs.

118. Anatidae 119. Laridae... ... 120. Procellariidae 121. Pelecanidae ... 123. Colymbidae ... 124. Podicipidae ... 125. Alcidae...

REPTILIA.
OphidiA.

5. Calamariidae ... 6. Oligodontidae... 7. Colubridae 8. Homalopsidae 17. Pythonidae 20. Elapidae 24. Crotalidae

LACERTILIA. 27. Chirotidae 32. Teidae . Zonuridae . Chalcidae . Scincidae . Geckotidae . Iguanidae

CRoCop ILIA.

56. Alligatoridae ....

CHELONIA.

57. Testudinidae ... 59. Trionychidae ... 60. Cheloniidae

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