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Title: Zoological illustrations, or, Original figures and descriptions of new, rare, or interesting animals : selected chiefly from the classes of ornithology, entomology, and conchology, and arranged on the principles of Cuvier and other modern zoologists
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dnot angulated near the suture; the striae between are fineand decidedly marked ; the base half of the shell stronglygrooved ; the suture rather compressed ; the channel shortand not recurved, and the aperture striated. MITRA crassa.Thick Mitre — upper and lower figures. M. fdiv.S.J testd hevi, medid crassd, fused, fascia an gust d suli-albd ornatd; syird striatd, striis intus punctatls; labia exteriurc dcn- tato ; columelld 5 plicatd.Shell smooth, thick in the middle, brown, with a narrow whitish band; spire striated, the strise with internal punctures : outer lip crenated ; pillar 5 plaited. A SPECIES evidently unknown to Lamarck ; the upper mar-gin of each whorl is thick and projecting; the striae on thebody whorl are nearly obsolete, but on the spire become deep,remote, and having internally minute hollow dots ; the innermargin of the exterior lip is strongly crenated, the a|)erturesmooth, and the pillar with five strong teeth. I believe itwas brought from the South Seas.PI. 88.
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69 PSITTACUS murinus,Grey-breasted Parakeet. Generic Character.—See PI. 1 Specific Character.P. viridis, gcnis, auribus, guldque cinereis; vertice, remigibus rectri- ciumque murginibus sub-cceruleis.Green; sides of the head, ears, and throat, grey ; crown, quills, and end of the tail, bluish.P. murinus. Gmelin. 1. 327. 7io. 80. Lath. Ind. Orn. 1. p. 101.Grey-breasted Parrakeet. Lath. Syn. vol. 1,247. Gen. Zoo/, vol. viii. p. 456. 1 HOSE of our readers who visited Leamington during the lastseason, may have observed this noisy little creature utteringits discordant cries at the door of a small house near thepump-room. I borrowed it for a day from the good womanto whom it belonged, and thus made the drawing and descrip-tion with the bird before me. Dr. Latham observes on this species, that excepting wherethe grey colour pervades, the rest of the body is ohve green,excepting the quills, which are deep green;—this may bethe female. He adds a quotation from Pernetty, who de-scribes a bi
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