“I will take care about the Cheiroptera, and I will look at Lamarck again.”
“He is quite right; but how many we should have to reject if we did so -- _Siamanga_ in Quadrumana, _Kerivoula_ in Cheiroptera, _Tupaia_ in Insectivora, _Golunda_ in Rodentia, _Rusa_ in Ruminantia, and others!”
“A portion of the Cheiroptera feeds on insects, and another on fruits; one genus subsists chiefly on blood.”
“Bats, or Cheiroptera, are particularly distinguished from all other creatures which suckle their young, by possessing the power of flight.”
“The Cheiroptera are animals with winged hands; in fact, the fingers which terminate the fore-limbs of the bat lengthen as they spread out to an extravagant extent; and are connected together by a membrane springing from the body, with which they beat the air as with a wing, and which enables them to fly with such ease that theyare often taken for birds.”
“I really believe that it was to put this saucy little creature back into its proper place that, at the time of the great revolution in favor of natural classification, the conclave of professors assembled at the Botanical Gardens in Paris inflicted this horrid name of Cheiroptera on the bat, ejecting it contemptuously from the overthrown dynasty of the _primates_.”
“It is wonderful how numerous the researches of naturalists, such as Mr Tomes, of Welford, near Stratford, have shown the order _Cheiroptera_ to be in genera and species.”
“_Cheiroptera_, the order which contains the bats, 38, 39.”
“He saw a Casuarina tree of large size, the branches of which were festooned with at least five hundred of these pendent Cheiroptera in various attitudes of ease, according to the habits and notions of the bat tribes, who can hang either by the hind or by the fore-feet.”
“Bats, 13 _See_ Mammalia _and_ Cheiroptera. orange-coloured bats, 14. bats do not hybernate in Ceylon, 18. horse-shoe bat, 19. sense of smell and touch, 19. small bat, _Scotophilus Coromandelicus_, 20. their parasite (Nycteribia), 20-22.”
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