. Fourteen weeks in zoology. Zoology. CLASS MAMMALS: OKDEE INSECTIVOKA. 91 Fig. m.. PterSpus edulis, Plying Fox, Java, Pteropodidae.—The Wing-footed Bats are adapted to a regetable diet. There are no points on their molars, and the pyloric, or digestive end of their stomach, is lengthened to correspond to their fruit-eating habits. The Flying Fox—so called from the shape of its head—is no larger than a squir- rel, but is five feet across the wings. It receives its specific name because its flesh is eaten.* ORDER INSECTIVORA. General Characteristics. —The members of this order are insect-eating

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. Fourteen weeks in zoology. Zoology. CLASS MAMMALS: OKDEE INSECTIVOKA. 91 Fig. m.. PterSpus edulis, Plying Fox, Java, Pteropodidae.—The Wing-footed Bats are adapted to a regetable diet. There are no points on their molars, and the pyloric, or digestive end of their stomach, is lengthened to correspond to their fruit-eating habits. The Flying Fox—so called from the shape of its head—is no larger than a squir- rel, but is five feet across the wings. It receives its specific name because its flesh is eaten.* ORDER INSECTIVORA. General Characteristics. —The members of this order are insect-eating
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. Fourteen weeks in zoology. Zoology. CLASS MAMMALS: OKDEE INSECTIVOKA. 91 Fig. m.. PterSpus edulis, Plying Fox, Java, Pteropodidae.—The Wing-footed Bats are adapted to a regetable diet. There are no points on their molars, and the pyloric, or digestive end of their stomach, is lengthened to correspond to their fruit-eating habits. The Flying Fox—so called from the shape of its head—is no larger than a squir- rel, but is five feet across the wings. It receives its specific name because its flesh is eaten.* ORDER INSECTIVORA. General Characteristics. —The members of this order are insect-eating, and have teeth studded with points for crushing the hard integuments of their prey. They are plantigrade, with a tendency to an underground life. Those inhabiting cold countries hibernate, as their food fails them during the winter. * Hundreds are sometimeB found suspended by their hind claws to the limbs of trees, presenting the appearance of uncommonly large fruit. If killed, they still remain hanging. They commit great depredations on orchards, and in Java the natives protect their trees by bamboo baskets.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Steele, Joel Dorman, 1836-1886. New York, Chicago [etc. ] A. S. Barnes & Company

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