XVI. Researches upon the Anatomy of the Pinnipedia.—Part II. Descriptive Anatomy of the Sea-lion (Otaria jubata)

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    See:—The Illustrated London News; The Boys' Own Hagazine, vol. vi. No. 33, p. 214; Dr. Sclater's memoranda, E. Z. S. 1866, p. 80; Land and Water for 21st April, 1866; Dr. Burmeister's Remarks in the Ann. Nat. Hist. 1866, xviii. p. 99; and Dr. J. E. Gray's “Observations on Sea-bears (Otariaæ), and especially on the Fur-Seals and Hair-Seals of the Falkland Islands and Southern America,” Ann. Nat. Hist. February 1868 (4th series, vol. i. No. 2, p. 108), &c.

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    The above description applies solely to the male specimen in question. I have shown (P. Z. S. 1869) that in the juvenile, half-grown, and fully adult animals material changes of coloration ensue—and also that the females most markedly differ, their hue being very considerably lighter and greyer, as evidenced by the individual at present exhibited in the Society's gardens.

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    This characteristic sketch, from the pencil of Mr. “Wood, appeared in ‘ Land and Water’ for the 21st April, 1866. I am indebted to Mr. Lord for kindly allowing me the use of the block.

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    Proc. Roy. Irish Acad. May 1864; but consult also Duvernoy, “Sur les organes du mouvement du Phoqne commun,” Mém. du Mus. d'Hist. Nat. vol. ix.

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    Cours de la Facult. des Sci. vol. ii., quotod in Meckcl's Anat. Comp. vol. vi. Append. p. 495.

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    Steller, ‘Ursus marinus,’ p. 341; Owen, “Phoca vitulina,” P. Z. S. 1830–31, p. 151.

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    “Notes of Two Undescribed Ligaments of the Human Body,” Proc. Roy. Irish Acad. (read 23rd April, 1866), vol. ix. pl. iv. fig. 2.

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