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The Tailed Amphibians, Including the Cæcilians

    Abstract

    THE title of this little volume tells its own story. It is a detailed catalogue of all the species of tailed amphibia known. In addition to using the works of all the best writers on this group, Mr. Smith has availed himself of the specimens in his University Museum, and from these has drawn up many of the descriptions and characters. A number of artificial keys are given to the genera and species; the synonymic lists appear to have been worked out with care, and to have been brought down to date. A list of authors on the subject of the work is appended, and here and there, after the diagnoses of the species, will be found details of their habits, geographical distribution, and development.

    The Tailed Amphibians, Including the Cæcilians.

    A Thesis presented to the Faculty of Michigan University by W. H. Smith. (Detroit, Michigan, 1877.)

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