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Edwards, George, 1694-1773. / Gleanings of natural history : exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, etc. most of which have not, till now, been either figured or described
Part II (1760)

Chap. LXXIII. Pla. 283. The sea-bat; and the pyed acarauna; Le chauve souris de mer; et l'acarauna noir et blanc,   pp. 156-157


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C HAP. LXXIII. PLA.
IThe Sea-Bat;
A N D
The Pyed Acarauna.
TLIHE SE Fifbies are drawn fi-om nature
T   of the fize of life: I, 2, 3, reprelent
three different views of the Sea-bat.
The Sea-bat appeared to me, as pre-
ferved in fpirits, all over of a dark brown
or dufly colour : I talke it to be of the
Rav kind, it feeming to be cartilaginous.
Fig. i reprefents a fide view, f(iewing the
tail in its true direction, and the finall fins
on the upper and under fides of the tail,
as alfo the mouth, with the fnout or horn
over it. Fig. 2 flews the back of the Fifh.
Fig. 3 exhibits the under fide or belly,
having a pair of fins nearly in the fituation
of the fore legs of quadrupeds; it like-
wife (hews the two great or principal hind
fins, which have fomewhat the appearance
of a quadruped's hinder feet: the (kin on
the back, and all round its fides, is rough
like Ihagreen, with fome larger pointed
rifings intermixed: the belly has a finoother
and fofter fkin than that of the upper fide:
it is the Guacucula of Pifo and Willughby,
and the Sea-bat of Browne; fee his Nat.
Hift. of Jamaica, pa. 457, tab. XLVIII.
fig. 3. Pifo's figure is bad, and falfely gives
it an horizontal tail.
The Acarauna is the larger filh in the
plate, marked fig. 4.  It is pretty much
compreffed fide-ways, efpecially towards
the tail, the head being a little thicker:
Le Chauve fouris de Mer;
E T
L'A carauna noir et blanc.
C(ES Poijons Jont defiiefs d'apres rature, et
de leucrgrandeur naturelle/ N. I, 2, 3
rcprb)entent trois djefrentes vuzs de ia Chauve
fouris de Aller.
La Chauve fouris de Mer, conferve'e dans
de /'jprit de vin, m'a paru gltre partout d'un
brun obfcur: je crois qu'elle appartient a' la
clap. des Raies, ayant l'apparence d'etre car-
tilagineuje: la figure n. j. en reprjJente tune
vui de cote mnontrant la queuY dans fa .Lraze
diredion, avec les petites nageoires, gii y
f/int, tant de/us que de&lus, comme azffi la
gueule, avec le mufeau ou la corne, qui ej/
au def/s. La figure 2. repreifnte le dos du
Po/ln ; et figure 3. en montre le df us oZ
Ic ventre, GZ'l paroi/ent deux nageoires placees
a peu pres comme les jambes de devant des
guac/rupe'des; on y vot aui les deux princi-
pales nageoires pß//e'rieures, qui re(Jmblent
un peu an jambes de derriere des animaux a
quatre pieds: la peau du dos, de/'memc que
celle d'autour des co'te's eji rude comme du cha-
grin, parfreme'e de plus grandes e'levatlons
pointuis: la peau du ventre efi p/us douce et
plus unie que celle c/u dos: c'e/ le Guacucua
de P{iwn et de Jillughby, et la Chauve furis
de Browne *.   La figure de PiJon ne ''riuu
rien; elle donne fazfJement a ce Polß/n u;zvi
queue horizontale.
L'Acarauna e     le plus grand Pofjon re-
prejnte' dans la planche, et marque' f7're a,.
* Nat. Hifi. of Jamaica, pa. 457. pl. XLVIII. fig, 3.
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