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Manual of the Vertebrates of the Northern United States, Including the District East of the Mississipi River and North of North Carolina and Tennessee, Exclusive of Marine Species

    Naturevolume 18page167 (1878) | Download Citation

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    THE object of this volume is to give collectors and students a ready means of identifying the families, genera, and species of the vertebrate animals of North America. Following the usage of botanists, the author has adopted the system of artificial keys to the classes, orders, families, genera, and species, while use has been freely made of every available source of information. The account of the mammals has been chiefly compiled from Prof. Baird's work, and Dr. Coues has given great assistance in the part relating to the birds; while in this edition the account of the fishes has been entirely re-written in order to include the results of recent investigations in that department. The fact that a work of this nature should in two years' time call for a second edition, is, indeed, a proof of the interest taken in natural science by the American people. This edition seems to fairly represent the present state of knowledge.

    Manual of the Vertebrates of the Northern United States, Including the District East of the Mississipi River and North of North Carolina and Tennessee, Exclusive of Marine Species.

    By Prof. D. S. Jordan M.D. Second edition, Revised and Enlarged. (Chicago: Mc Clurg, 1878.)

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