. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. THE DUCKBILL. 47 Some scientific naturalists have called it the Omithorhynchus â paradoocus ; others have given it the name of Platypus anatinus âthe former title being to my mind by far the more appropriate and expressive of the two. The natives of Australia have several names for tliis remarkable animal; some calling it Mallangong, others Tambreet, and others Tohunbuckâthe second of these titles being most generally in use.. MALLANGONG OR DUCKBILL Until D

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. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. THE DUCKBILL. 47 Some scientific naturalists have called it the Omithorhynchus â paradoocus ; others have given it the name of Platypus anatinus âthe former title being to my mind by far the more appropriate and expressive of the two. The natives of Australia have several names for tliis remarkable animal; some calling it Mallangong, others Tambreet, and others Tohunbuckâthe second of these titles being most generally in use.. MALLANGONG OR DUCKBILL Until D
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. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. THE DUCKBILL. 47 Some scientific naturalists have called it the Omithorhynchus â paradoocus ; others have given it the name of Platypus anatinus âthe former title being to my mind by far the more appropriate and expressive of the two. The natives of Australia have several names for tliis remarkable animal; some calling it Mallangong, others Tambreet, and others Tohunbuckâthe second of these titles being most generally in use.. MALLANGONG OR DUCKBILL Until Dr. Bennett prosecuted his well-known researches iu Australia, no European knew precisely whether the Duckbill was a burrower, or, indeed, whether it had a home of any kind. The natives were well aware of the fact that the animal dug tunnels into the ground, and showed great address in discovering the burrows and unearthing the inmates. There, however, their knowledge seemed to end. The only value of an animal to a native Australian lies in its capability of being eaten, and the only lore which an Australian troubles himself to acquire is the knowledge of the habits of the animal with reference to catchin". 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.. Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889; Keyl, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1823-1871; Smith, E. A. (Edward Alfred); Pearson, G. (George). London : Longmans, Green, and Co.

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