RECORD: Anon. 1838. [Review of Zoology of the Beagle]. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, vol. 25 (April): 216-217.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe. 6.2021. RN1

NOTE: See the record for this item in the Freeman Bibliographical Database by entering its Identifier here. Darwin, C. R. ed. 1839. Mammalia Part 2 of The zoology of the voyage of HMS Beagle. by George R. Waterhouse. Edited and superintended by Charles Darwin. London: Smith Elder and Co.


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The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, during the years 1832 to 1836, Part 2d. Mammalia, with numerous Plates. By GEORGE R. WATERHOUSE. Esq., Curator of the Museum of the Zoological Society. Smith, Elder & Co., London.

This part of the Zoology of the Beagle, contains a short but interesting geographical introduction by Mr Darwin, illustrative of the principal localities of the animals collected by him

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during the FitzRoy expedition. Mr Waterhouse figures beautifully, and describes well, three bats belonging to the families Phyllostomidæ, Vespertilionidæ, and Noctilionidæ. Of these

the most interesting is the vampire bat. Of the family Carnivora, one species of canis, the Antarcticus, is described and figured ; but the letter-press of the following characteristic coloured engravings, Canis Magellanicus, C. Fulvipes, C. Azaræ, Felis Yagouarondi, F. pajeros, and Delphinus Fitz-Royi, is delayed till next number.

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