Monograph of the Asiatic Chiroptera: And Catalogue of the Species of Bats in the Collection of the Indian Museum, Calcutta

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Taylor & Francis, 1876 - 228페이지
 

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119 페이지 - Bats of very wide distribution (as above described) throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere. They are distinguished specially by possessing a single pair of upper incisors separated by A wide space and placed close to the canines ; by the small transverse first lower premolar crushed in between the approximated canine and second premolar, yet standing in the tooth-row ; and, generally, by their short, conical, naked muzzle, and rather short and narrow ears ; by their...
147 페이지 - Now this tree is an evergreen, and all the year round some portion of its foliage is undergoing decay, the particular leaves being, in such a stage, partially orange and black. This bat can, therefore, at all seasons suspend from its branches and elude its enemies by its resemblance to the...
77 페이지 - Chancing one evening to see a rather large bat enter an outhouse from which there was no other egress than by the doorway, I was fortunate in being able to procure a light, and thus proceed to the capture of the animal. Upon finding itself pursued, it took three or four turns round the apartment, when down dropped what at the moment I supposed to be its young, and which I deposited in my handkerchief. After a somewhat tedious chase, I then secured the object of my pursuit, which proved to be a fine...
25 페이지 - I gave a ripe banana, which, with the skin removed, weighed exactly two ounces. The animal immediately, as if famished with hunger, fell upon the fruit, seizing it between the thumbs and the index fingers, and took large mouthfuls out of it, opening the mouth to the fullest extent with extreme voracity. In the space of three hours the whole fruit was consumed. Next morning the Bat was killed, and found to weigh one ounce, half the weight of the food eaten in three hours...
20 페이지 - they often pass the night drinking the toddy from the chatties in the cocoanut trees, which results either in their returning home in the early morning in a state of extreme and riotous intoxication, or in being found the next day at the foot of the trees, sleeping off the effects of their midnight debauch.
36 페이지 - World, the nose-leaf is developed and surrounds the nasal apertures, which are situated in a depression on the upper surface of the muzzle...
128 페이지 - Beneath the fur extends upon the wing-membrane as far as a line drawn from the...
77 페이지 - I kept both animals wrapped separately in my handkerchief till the next morning, when, procuring a convenient cage, I first put in the Megaderma, and after observing it some time, I placed the other bat with it. No sooner was the latter perceived, than the other fastened on it with the ferocity of a tiger, again seizing it behind the ear, and made several efforts to fly off with it, but finding it must needs stay within the precincts of the cage, it soon hung by the hind-legs to one side of its prison,...
77 페이지 - ... was of itself sufficient to hint the strong probability of such being the case. During the very short time that elapsed before I entered the outhouse, it did not appear that the depredator had once alighted ; but I am satisfied that it sucked the vital current from its victim as it flew, having probably seized it on the wing, and that it was seeking a quiet nook where it might devour the body at leisure.
1 페이지 - ... rarely rudimentary or absent, arising from the inner side of the ankle-joint, is directed inwards, and supports part of the posterior margin of an accessory membrane of flight, extending from the tail or posterior extremity of the body to the hinder limbs (the inter-femoral membrane). The penis is pendent; the testes...

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