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Perrault, Claude, 1613-1688 / Memoir's for a natural history of animals : containing the anatomical descriptions of several creatures dissected by the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris
(1688)

The explication of the figure of the ostrich,   pp. 214-215


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      The Explication of the Figure of tbe    0  S T R I C H.
IN the lower Figure it may be feen that the Feathers of the Wings and
     Tail could not be proper for Flying, the parts which do compofe thefe
Feathers not being hook'd together as they are in other Birds; that the Eye,
which is not obliquely Scituated after the ufual manner, has great Eye-lids,
The opening of which is long-wife as in Man; that the Neck, Head, and
Thighs are dellitute and unprovided of Feathers, and that each Foot has but
two Toes.
                          In the Vpper Figirc.
A A. Reprefents the Cavity of the mu7dcle ( f the Thorax.
B B D D. T he Cavity of the lower Belly. Theft troo Cavities are forzled
by two great
  Diaphragms, and feparated one frorm the other by the tranfrJ/erfe Diaphragme
  which is between A and B, and which is garnifhed with Fat underneath.
E E E E. The four Bladders of the right fide of the Stomach.
C C C C. The four Bladders of the left fide.  Thefe foxr Bladders are inclofed
  on each fide between the great Diapliragme and Mufcle of the Lungs.
G G. The Lungs, each of which is Jbft up between the Muc/dc of the Lungs,
and
  the Ribbs.
  H. A part of the Cartilago Cricoides,
I I. The Cartilago Tyroides.
K. The Tongue.
L L L. The hinder part of the Sclerotica, ivhich makes hal/the Globe of the
Eye,
  the fore-part being taken away.
M. The Memsbrane folded like a Pur/e, which proceeds from theInfundibulum
or
  Funnel N, formed by the extremity of the Optick Nerve, and uniting near
  the Ligamentum Ciliare.
0. The Optick Nerve.
P. The Cryffallinus with the Ligamentum Ciliare.
Q Q The Cerebrum uncovered.
R R. The Dura mater raifed tup and thrown backwardupon the Cerebellum.
S. The Glandula Pinealis in its place.
T T. The upper part of the Cerebellum.
V V. The Sinus Longitudinalis.
X X. Two Tuberofities or Saellings, making the lateral and inferiomr parts
of the
  Cerebellum.
Y Y. Two Cavities or Ventricles which are in the Swellings of the Cerebellum.
   The Cavity ivhich is at the rife of the Medulla Spinalis made like a Pen.
'<. The Vermiforme Apophytis of the Cerebellum,
i. The Cerebellum raifed, and turned backwards-
4 S, The Brain divided in two, after having cat the fimal! Fibres which joyn
the two
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