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Check-list of North American Batrachia and Reptilia : with a systematic list of the higher groups, and an essay on geographical distribution : based on the specimens contained in the U.S. National Museum / by Edward D. Cope.

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897 author. (Author). Smithsonian Institution, issuing body. (Added Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM p.d. 506 Unm58 v. 13, art. 1 (Text) 1720388-2016 General Federal documents Available -

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  • Physical Description: 104 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington : Government Printing Office, 1875.

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General Note: Originally published in 1875 as Bulletin 1 of the United States National Museum (simultaneously Smithsonian Institution publication 292); later reprinted in 1878 as article 1 of volume 13 of the Smithsonian miscellaneous collections (simultaneously Smithsonian Institution publication 312).
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-100) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Arrangement of the families and higher divisions of Batrachia and Reptilia [adopted provisionally by the Smithsonian Institution] -- Check-list of the species of Batrachia and Reptilia of the Nearctic or North American realm -- On geographical distribution of the Vertebrata of the Regnum Nearcticum, with especial reference to the Batrachia and Reptilia.
Summary, etc.: "The present contribution to North American Herpetology is a prodromus of a general work on that subject, undertaken some years ago at the request of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. The material which has been accumulating in the museum of that Institution has offered great advantages for the investigation of the questions of anatomical structure, variations of specific characters, and geographical distribution. It is believed that these subjects are much elucidated by the study of the Batrachia and Reptilia, since these animals are especially susceptible to physical influences; also, they are unable, like birds, and generally not disposed, as are mammals, to make extended migrations, their habitats express nearly the simplest relations of life to its surroundings"--Page 3.
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Subject: Amphibians > North America > Classification.
Reptiles > North America > Classification.
Amphibians > North America.
Reptiles > North America.
Zoogeography > North America.

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