See also:reproduction, first observed in 1710 by the Dutch anatomist F . Ruisch . It inhibits South
See also:America east of the
See also:Andes and
See also:north of the
See also:Amazons, and is thoroughly aquatic . In its extremely flattened
See also:head it is paralleled by two other vertebrates only, which, curiously, inhabit the same parts of South America, viz. the Silurid
See also:fish Aspredo batraclaus and the Chelonian Chelys matamata; the end of the snout and the angles of the jaws bear several lappets, the fingers terminate in a
See also:star-shaped appendage, the toes are very broadly webbed and the eyes are minute and without lids . The eggs are carried on the hack ny the
See also:mother, and the skin thickens and grows
See also:round the eggs until each is enclosed in a dermal
See also:cell, which is finally covered by a horny lid, believed to be formed by a secretion of the skin or else to represent the remains of the gelatinous capsule which at first surrounded the eggs . These, which may number about one
See also:hundred and measure five to seven millimetres in diameter, develop entirely within these pouches, and the
See also:hop out in the perfect
See also:condition, without a vestige of a tail . Pairing takes place in the
See also:water, the male clasping the
See also:female round the
See also:waist . The way in which the eggs reach the back of the female has been observed in specimens kept in the
See also:London Zoological Gardens . During oviposition the
See also:cloaca projects from the vent as a bladder-like pouch, which is inverted forwards, between the back of the female and the
See also:breast of the male, and by means of this ovi-positor the eggs are evenly distributed over the whole back How the eggs are fertilized has not been ascertained . AUTHORITIES.—G . Gronberg and A. von Klinckowstrom, Zur Anatomic der Pipa americana," Zool . Jahrb .
Anat vii . 609; A D .
See also:Bartlett, " Note on the Breeding of the Surinam Water
See also:Toad," Proc . Zool .
See also:Soc . (1896), p . 595 .
SURICATE, or MEERKAT (Suricata tetradactyla)
SURMA, or BARAK
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