One small lobe in the gills, about the size of a pin's head; no other perceptible opening. Caught at the mouth of Oyster Harbour, 16th August, 1841. No. 56. OSTRACIAN FLAVIGASTER, Gray. Richardson, Zool. Trans. 3. p. 164, p. 11, f. 1. Native name, CONDE or KOODE. "Rays, D. 10; A. 9; P. 11, etc." This fish is not eaten by the natives, who abhor it.
But a difference of this kind in the plumage of allied species is not surprising, for with the common linnet, which belongs to the same family, the crimson forehead and breast are displayed only during the summer in England, whilst in Madeira these colours are retained throughout the year. On the pelican, see Sclater, in 'Proc. Zool. Soc. 1868, p. 265.
Morgan, T.H. A Critique of the Theory of Evolution. N.Y., 1916, pp. 1-27. Loeb, Jacques. Artificial Parthenogenesis and Fertilization. Chicago, 1913, pp. 3, 51f., 240f, 303. Conklin, E.G. Organ-Forming Substances in the Eggs of Ascidians. U. of Pa. Contrib. from the Zool. Lab. Vol. 12. 1905, pp. 205-230. Loeb, J. The Organism as a Whole. N.Y., 1916, pp. 138f, 151-2. Guyer, M.F. Being Well-Born.
The Barnacle goose or clakis of Willoughby, anas erythropus of Linnaeus, called likewise tree-goose, anciently supposed to be generated from drift wood, or rather from the lepas anatifera or multivalve shell, called barnacle, which is often found on the bottoms of ships. See Pennant's Brit. Zool. 4to. 1776. V. II. 488, and Vol.
'Proc. Zool. Soc. 1862, p. 164. See, also, Dr. Hartmann, 'Ann. d. Head of Semnopithecus rubicundus. Head of Semnopithecus comatus. Head of Cebus capucinus. Head of Ateles marginatus. Before we conclude, it will be well to add a few remarks on the ornaments of monkeys.
In the male narwhal the left canine alone is developed into the well-known, spirally-twisted, so-called horn, which is sometimes from nine to ten feet in length. It is believed that the males use these horns for fighting together; for "an unbroken one can rarely be got, and occasionally one may be found with the point of another jammed into the broken place." Mr. R. Brown, in 'Proc. Zool.
He binds himself to one of the feet of a rukh, i.e. condor, or bearded vulture. In another adventure he attaches himself to the carcass of a slaughtered animal, and is borne aloft by a vulture. Compare also Gubernatis, Zool. Myth, ii, 94. The fabulous anka was banished as punishment for carrying off a bride.
On Woodpeckers, Macgillivray, 'Hist. of British Birds, vol. iii. 1840, pp. 84, 88, 89, and 95. On the Hoopoe, Mr. Swinhoe, in 'Proc. Zoolog. Soc. June 23, 1863 and 1871, p. 348. On the Night-jar, Audubon, ibid. vol. ii. p. 255, and 'American Naturalist, 1873, p. 672. Zool. Outer tail-feather of Scolopax frenata.
Cullen, ibid. 1865, p. 145; Mr. Flower, in 'Proc. Zool. Soc. 1865, p. 747; and Dr. Murie, in 'Proc. Zool. Soc. 1868, p. 471. In this latter paper an excellent figure is given of the male Australian Bustard in full display with the sack distended. This bird has on its neck a long, thin, cylindrical fleshy appendage, which is thickly clothed with scale-like blue feathers.
The fish from which the engraving has been made, was procured by Dr. Templeton, near Colombo. The species was previously known only by a single specimen captured in the Red Sea, by Rüppell, who conferred upon it the specific designation of "immaculatus." Zool. Soc. ii. p. 71.