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AMERICAN NATURALIST,

AN ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE

NATURAL HISTORY.

EDITED BY

A. S. PACKARD, Jr. And F. W. PUTNAM.

R. H. WARD,
Associate Editoii, Department Of Miceoscopt.

VOLUME VI.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, by the

PEABODY ACADEMY OF SCIENCE,
in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

PRINTED AT

THE SALEM PRESS, F. W. PCTNAJl A CO.
Salem, Mass.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME VI.

Concerning Dkep Sea Drf.dginos. By Prof. L. Agassi*, ... 1

The Blind Fishes Of Mammoth Cave And Their Allies. Illus-

trated by two plates and cuts. By F. W. Putnam, 6

A New Erecting Arrangement, Especially Designed For Use

With Binocular Microscopes. By R. H. Ward, M.D 30

The Rattlesnake And Natural Selection. By Prof. N. 8.

Shaler, 32

TnE Mountains Of Colorado. By J. W. Foster, LL.D., ... 63

Irrigation And The Flora Of The Plains. By Rev. E. L. Greene, 76

The Former Range Of The Buffalo. By John G. Henderson, . 79

The Breathing Pores Of Leaves. With plate. By Prof. T. D.

Biscoe, 129

Aqueous Phenomena Of The Prairies. By Prof. H. W. Parker, 133

Remarks On Uniformity Of Nomenclature In Regard To Micro-

Scopical Objectives And Oculars. By R. H. Ward, M.D., . . 137

The Stone Age In New Jersey. Illustrated. By Charles C.

Abbott, M.T)., 144, 199

The Use Of Amphipleura Pellucida As A Test Object For

High Powers. With a plate. By Dr. J. J. Woodward, U.S.A., 193

What Is True Taconic? By Prof. J. D. Dana, 197

Hints On Herborizing. By Dr. A. H. Curtlss, 237

Use Of The Rattles Of The Rattlesnake. By J. G. Henderson, 260

Ornithological Notes From The West. By J. A. Allen.

Part I. Notes On The Birds Of Kansas, 263

Part II. Notes On TnE Birds Of Colobado, 342

Part III. Notes On The Birds Of The Great Salt Lake

Valley, 394

Directions For Collecting Microlepidoptera. By Lord Wal-

siughara. 27S

Instructions For Preparing Birds' Eggs. By William Wood, 281

Relationship Of The American White-fronted Owl. By

Robert Ridgway 283

One Of Our Common Monads. Illustrated. By Prof. Albert

H. Turtle 286

Students' Microscopes. By R. H. Ward, M.D 821

Hibernation Of The Jumping Mouse. By Prof. Sanborn Tenney, 830

The White Coffee-leaf Miner. With plate. By B. Plckman

Mann, 332, 696

TnE Fedias Of The Northern United States. Illustrated. By

Prof. Thomas C. Porter, 885

Mimicry In I He Colors Of Insects. By Dr. H. Hagen, . . . 388

Visit To The Original Locality Of Tub New Spkciks Ok

Akckutiiobium In Waiikkn County, N.Y. By C. C. 1'nrry.M.D., 404

On The Wyandotte Cave And Its Fauna. IllnxtnitPil. By Prof.

E. D. Cope 400

A New Entozoon From The Eel. Illustratf.il. By Rev. Samuel

Lockwood,'Ph.D 449

On The Usb Of Monochromatic Sunlight, As An Aid To IIioii-

Powf.r Definition. By Dr. J. .1. Woodward, U.S.A 454

Some Of The Familiar Birds Of India. By Rev. H. J. Bruce, . 4CO

The Curious History Of A Butterfly. By Samuel II. Scudiler, 513

On The Geology Of The Island Ok Afjrinxi-:cK And The Nkigii-

Iiokixo Parts Of The Shores Of Nakkagaxhkt Bay. lI'iVA a

plate. By Prof. N. S. Shaler •. . . . 618,611.761

The New Immersion Illumination. Illustrated. By R. H.

Ward, M.D., 52H

On The Cause Of Deterioration In Some Of Our Native

Grape-vines, And One Of The Probable Reasons Why

European Vines Have so Generally Failed With us.

Illustrated. By Prof. C. V. Rlley, 532, 622

Sequoia And Its History. By Prof. Asa Gray, 577

On The Occurrence Of Face Urns In Brazil, lllnslratfcl. By

Prof. Charles Fred. Hartt r>07

Notes On Aboriginal Relics Known As "plummets." Illus-

trated. By John G. Henderson, 641

Contributions To The Natural History Of The Valley Of

Quito. No. III. By Prof. James Orton 650

Notes On The Vegetation Of The Lower Wabash Valley. By

Robert Ridgway, G58, 724

Fossil Insects From Tiif, Rocky Mountains. By Samuel H.

Scudder, 6C5

The Geological Age Of The Coal Of Wyoming. By Edward

D. Cope, A.M. GG9

Effects Of Extraordinary Seasons On The Distribution Of

Animals And Plants. By Prof. N. S. Shaler, fi'l

The Baltimore Oriole And Carpenter-bee. By Rev. Samuel

Lockwood, Ph. D., 721

Tub Califorman Trivia And Some Points In Its Distribution.

Illustrated. By Robert E. C. Stearns, 732

The Alpine Flora Of Colorado. By Rev. E. L. Greene, . . . 734

Certain Peculiarities In The Crania Of The Mound-builders.

Illustrated. By J. W. Foster, LI,. D., 738

Ox The Relation Between Organic Vigor And Sex. By Prof.

Henry Hartshornc, '. . . . 747

Reviews And Book Notices.— Norwegian 'Zoology, p. 37. New Gala-
pagos Birds, p. 88. Recent British Ostracodes, p. 38. The American
Entomologist, p. 39. The Fossil Plants of Canada, p. 99. Anthropolog-

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