from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Thalassinidæ, containing such forms as T. scorpionoides. See cut under Thalassinidæ.
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Sha, nothing better than thalassina fresh from the sea.
_T.t. lepida_, and those from southern Coahuila are closer to _T.t. thalassina_.
Violet-green Swallow (_T.t. lepida_ in northwestern Coahuila; _T.t. thalassina_ in southeastern Coahuila), Black-eared Bushtit (_P.m. lloydi_ in northern Coahuila; _P.m. iulus_ in southeastern Coahuila),
Carmen are intermediate between _T.t. lepida_ and _thalassina_; however, he referred his sample to _lepida_ on the basis of short wing.
The rumps of Nos. 31471-31473 show some purple with the green, but are nearer _thalassina_ in this character.