Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, Band 18

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Seite 260 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
Seite 274 - Shaw in its smaller size, its darker and more rufous colour, its longer tarsus which is scutulated in front, its shorter toes and claws, which are dark horn-coloured, its smaller wings, which have much stronger and thicker quills, and also in having long straggling hairs on the face.
Seite 261 - I met with the famous fly called " tsetse," whose bite is certain death to oxen and horses. • This " hunter's scourge" is similar to a fly in Scotland called "kleg," but a little smaller; they are very quick and active, and storm a horse like a swarm of bees, alighting on him in hundreds and drinking his blood. The animal thus bitten pines away and dies at periods varying from a week to three months, according to the extent to which he has been bitten.
Seite 262 - Life and Times of Titian, with some Account of hig Family, chiefly from new and unpublished records. With Portrait and Illustrations. 2 vols. Svo. 42s. GUMMING (R. GORDON). Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa.
Seite 209 - Upon comparing the head of the bird with the fossil crania and mandibles, my son was at once convinced of the specific identity of the recent and fossil specimens ; and so delighted was he by the discovery of a living example of one of the supposed extinct contemporaries of the Moa, that he wrote to me and stated that the skull and beaks were alike in...
Seite 208 - Notornis, which their dogs instantly pursued, and afier a long chase caught alive in the gully of a sound behind Resolution Island. It ran with great speed, and upon being captured uttered loud screams, and fought and struggled violently ; it was kept alive three or four days on board the schooner and then killed, and the body roasted and ate by the crew, each partaking of the dainty, which was declared to be delicious.
Seite 36 - ... porcelland, labio subrecto, calloso. Hab. ad Insulam Lord Hood, dedicav. (Mus. Cuming.) A species somewhat resembling in colouring the striped variety of ,S. notata, but which differs materially in form and sculpture. MICROTIS, new genus. Animal as in Stomatia, but the foot with a deep anterior fissure for the head, and the front edge bilobed. Operculum none. Shell spiral, suborbicular, depressed, with two tuberculated ridges ; spire slightly prominent ; aperture very large, wider than long,...
Seite 144 - Burchell informs me that it is the best food of any of the genus at the Cape, being the only one which is moist and has any fat intermixed with the muscle ; the flesh of the others is dry and hard. At Knowsley it breeds with the facility of domestic cattle, but they are ravenous feeders, and appear liable to an epidemic. It should be remarked that the skin of the specimen shot by Burke at the Cape (the female especially) shows several pale whitish crossbands on the hinder half of the body, similar...
Seite 260 - Israelites, was a land of pasture which was not tilled or sown, because it was not overflowed by the Nile. But the land overflowed by the Nile, was the black earth of the valley of Egypt, and it was here that God confined the flies ; for, he says, it shall be a sign of this separation of the people, which he had then made, that not one fly should be seen in the sand, or...
Seite 259 - ... to the certain destruction of the creature. Even the elephant and rhinoceros, who, by reason of their enormous bulk, and the vast quantity of food and water they daily need, cannot shift to desert and dry places as the season may require, are obliged to roll themselves in mud and mire, which, when dry, coats them over like armour, and enables them to stand their ground against this winged assassin...

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