Seeds transported by sea. Several of the men and women had their facespainted red, but I never saw the horizontal bands which are socommon among the Fuegians. Eighthly, atooth of a Pachydermatous animal, probably the same with theMacrauchenia, a huge beast with a long neck like a camel, which Ishall also refer to again. PLATE 13. MAY 2, 1835. BOLABOLA ISLAND. In our course down the Parana, I observed only three other birds,whose habits are worth mentioning. In another part he says, "Ces chevaux (sauvages) ont lamanie de prÃ©fÃ©rer les chemins, et le bord des routes pour dÃ©poserleurs excrÃ©mens, dont on trouve des monceaux dans ces endroits. The elevatory movement, and theeating-back power of the sea during the periods of rest, have beenequable over long lines of coast; for I was astonished to find thatthe step-like plains stand at nearly corresponding heights at fardistant points. With the change of rock the vegetationimproved; the trees were both finer and stood farther apart; andthe pasture between them was a little greener and more plentiful. At the height of a hundred feet the hills were buriedin a dense white vapour, which rose like columns of smoke from themost thickly-wooded parts, and especially from the valleys. Guanaco, habits of. The strip of dry land is only a few hundred yards in width;on the lagoon side there is a white calcareous beach, the radiationfrom which under this sultry climate was very oppressive; and onthe outer coast a solid broad flat of coral-rock served to breakthe violence of the open sea. They had beenexposed night and day, without any shelter, to the late incessantgales, with rain, sleet, and snow, and yet they were in goodhealth. It was a bold, not to saypreposterous, idea to conceive even antediluvian trees, withbranches strong enough to bear animals as large as elephants.
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