RECORD: [Owen, R.] 1853. Descriptive catalogue of the osteological series contained in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Vol. 1: Pisces, Reptilia, Aves, Marsupialia. London: Taylor and Francis.

REVISION HISTORY: Scanned by John van Wyhe, transcribed (single key) by AEL Data 6.2008. RN1


[title page]

DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE

OF

THE OSTEOLOGICAL SERIES
CONTAINED IN

THE MUSEUM

OF

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND.

VOLUME I.
PISCES, REPTILIA, AVES, MARSUPIALIA.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY TAYLOR AND FRANCIS, RED LION COURT, FLEET STREET.

1853.

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CATALOGUE.

OSTEOLOGY.

SYSTEMS OF THE SKELETON.

1. A Human os sacrum, as an example of the vertebral system of bones, called the internal skeleton, or 'endo-skeleton.'

Hunterian.

2. A bony ganoid plate of a Sturgeon (Acipenser Sturio), as an example of the dermal system of bones, called the external skeleton, or 'exo-skeleton.'

Hunterian.

3. The osseous tessellated carapace of an Armadillo (Dasypus minutus), as an example of an exo-skeleton.

Presented by Charles Darwin, Esq., F.R.S.

4. The bone of the heart of a Bullock (Bos Taurus), as an example of the visceral system of bones, or 'splanchno-skeleton.'

Purchased.

5. The bony sclerotic of the Sun-fish (Orthagoriscus Mola), as an example of the same system of bones.

Hunterian.

CONSTITUENTS OF OSSEOUS TISSUE.

6. The shaft of the femur of an Ostrich (Struthio Camelus), which has been steeped in dilute acid in order to remove the earthy salts; the animal or gelatinous

B

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The following specimens of the Calcareous Concretions from the Ear-sac of Fishes were prepared and presented by Sir Anthony Carlisle, F.R.S.

565. The larger Otolites of the Ling (Lota molva).

566. The larger Otolite of the Herring (Clupea Harengus).

567. The larger Otolite of the Dace (Leuciscus vulgaris).

568. The larger Otolite of the Gudgeon (Gobio fluviatilis).

569. The larger Otolite of the Sole (Pleuronectes Solea).

570. The larger Otolite of the Plaice (Pleuronectes Platessa).

571. The larger Otolite of the Cod (Morrhua vulgaris).

572. The larger Otolite of the Haddock (Morrhua ælefinus).

573. The larger Otolite of the Sword-fish (Xiphias Gladius).

574. The larger Otolite of the Sturgeon (Acipenser Sturio).

575. The larger Otolite and the two smaller Otolites of some very large Osseous Fish.

Presented by Charles Darwin, Esq., F.R.S.


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