If it had been an unnamed species, surely it ought to havebeen called Diabolicus, for it is a fit toad to preach in the earof Eve. It was a most foolish spectacle;but Mr. ) Icannot, however, recollect seeing a central nest as large as a hat,in which, during autumn, when the spiders die, Azara says the eggsare deposited. JUNE 28, 1835. In the valleys itwas scarcely possible to crawl along, they were so completelybarricaded by great mouldering trunks, which had fallen down inevery direction. The inhabitants, from their complexion and low stature, appear tohave three-fourths of Indian blood in their veins. Some such habit must also be commonto the puma, for on the bare hard soil of Patagonia I havefrequently seen scores so deep that no other animal could have madethem. Chagos atolls. Although every plant lends its aid,yet in most parts the Astelia is the most efficient. Unfavourable winds,however, delayed us, and on the 12th we ran into Pernambuco,--alarge city on the coast of Brazil, in latitude 8 degrees south. One,which in some respects is allied to the Notopods (or those crabswhich have their posterior legs placed almost on their backs, forthe purpose of adhering to the under side of rocks), is veryremarkable from the structure of its hind pair of legs.
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- Fall '18
- Human leg, Galapagos Islands, Azara, earof Eve, Chagos atolls