Proceedings of the United States National Museum

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1892 - 16 pages

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Page 161 - Jenkins, yellowish; five quadrate spots of darker extending from dorsal to a line drawn from middle of eye to lower base of caudal, the anterior one above tip of pectoral; median line of side with a more or less distinct series of small spots; a short dark vertical line behind the eye; a dark blotch in front of origin of dorsal fin and another on humeral region...
Page 303 - List of shells collected on the west coast of South America, principally between latitudes 7° 30' S. and 8° 49
Page 421 - Bay, and one containing 6 eggs was situated near the beach on a sloping knoll. It was composed of a quantity of hay, down, and feathers intermixed, and this was the general mode of structure of the nests of both swans. It usually lays from 4 to 6 eggs, judging from the noted contents of a received total of 24 nests.
Page 596 - Scales in fifteen rows, all smooth ; superior labials, seven ; the orbit bounded by the third and more largely by the fourth ; loreal, small, quadrangular, longer than high ; oculars, 1-2 anterior short, covered above by superciliary ; postoculars resting on fourth labial ; fifth and sixth labials equal, as high as long ; parietals, large, long ; frontal, longer than wide ; prefrontals, transverse. Internasals partly separated by rostral, which is not very prominent. Inferior labials six ; first...
Page 612 - Gth largest. Lower labials 8 ; 5th largest. Scales rather short, subelliptical, considerably larger on the sides than on the back, especially the outer row. Color of the abdomen extending to the outer row of scales, the posterior portion of which alone is black. Numerous small spots are scattered all over the lower part of the body, from the head to near the end of the tail. The upper surface and sides of head, as well as the labials of both jaws and chin, are blackish brown. The abdomen, in life,...
Page 440 - The cavity is proportionately large and deep, having a diameter of four and one-half inches and a depth of two. Except the base, which is composed of a few twigs and stalks of coarse plants, the nest is made entirely of soft and warm materials most elaborately interworked together. These materials are feathers from various birds, fine down of the eider and other ducks, fine mosses and lichens, slender stems, grasses, etc., and are skilfully and artistically wrought into a beautiful and symmetrical...
Page 428 - ... rare over most of the region now under consideration, but has been reported from a few localities. On May 13, 1903, we saw a single bird, apparently a male, a few miles north of Sturgeon River, Alberta. This species was taken by MacFarlane in the Anderson River country and referred to as follows: In July, 1861, we discovered a nest of this species, which was built on a spruce tree along Onion River, the principal tributary of the Lockhart. It contained two well-grown birds. Both parents were...
Page 72 - Soc. London, 1887, pp. 274-283. '89. Description of a new Snake and two new Fishes obtained by Dr. H. von Ihering in Brazil. Annals & Mag.
Page 93 - List of North American land and fresh-water shells received from the US Department of Agriculture, with notes and comments thereon.
Page 345 - Ophisoma agree in this respect. Direct comparison of specimens from the Mediterranean with those from the West Indies and from the tropical Pacific may show them to be specifically distinct, but it seems more advisable for the present to consider balearicum a widely distributed form, agreeing in this respect with its near ally Leptocephalus couyer. 0/>hisoma anago may also be properly referred to this species.

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