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the species—its stately growth, and parasitic plants

-Remarks on the structure of the Monkey tribe .

MONKEY, FOUR-FINGERED-Common to the forests of

Guiana and Brazil - Often seen on the Brazil-tree,

and running along the bush-ropes-—Description of

each

STRIATED—Anecdote respecting two in the Me-
nagerie of Paris-Love of the father for his offspring;
disregard of the mother-Conjecture respecting it

Lion-Habits of- Affectionate and confiding-
peculiarly neat and susceptible of kindness

SQUIRREL, of the Orinoco-Description of-At-
tachment when domesticated to his keeper

DOUROUCOULI- a creature hunting by night, and
making a sound like that of the domestic cat
CACAJAO, sketch of
CAPUCHIN, of the Orinoco-Wild and savage, but

resembling man more nearly than any of his tribe.

Widow-habits of

MARIMONDA—Gentle, melancholy, and unoffend-

ing-Apparent love of meditation and looking at

the sun

MOTHER OF THE CocoA—A tree found growing by the

Cocoa-tree.

MOUSE-JUMPING- Natural scenery-Subterraneous gal-

lery and arched-way, leading through a green lane

and meadow, how constructed

MUSK Ox

OAK AND ASH-Characteristics of, contrasted with the

Palm

OASES—Description of-Phenomenon connected with

them.

OLIVIER-WOOD-Used in chimneys and for roofs-Diffi-

cult to burn

ORCHIDÆ OF SOUTH AMERICA-Beautiful class of plants,

resembling birds and insects

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OVINE ANTELOPE

244

PACO OF THE ANDES-A graceful animal

193
PALISADA-TREE-A species of Wild Palm, remarkable
for its durability

91

PALMA CHRISTI

92

PALMETTO, or CABBAGE-TREE-Description of

98

PALMS—Grow profusely among the Andes

31

PAMPAS–Scenery of—Remarkable difference of vegeta-

tion in various parts—Temperature of—Natural
history connected with

268

PARAGUAY HERB

59

PECARY—Living in groups—Mode of warfare—Dan-
gerous to meet

182
PINES—Different species of —Beautifully contrasted with
the lighter kinds of foliage

126
Pinus CANADENSIS—Peculiarity of—Where most common 126
PLANTAIN-TREES—Natural history of—Nutritious quali.
ties of—Superior to wheat and potatoes

175

Poto-Notice of links in the animal creation-Habits

of the creature-Peculiarities in its construction 62

POUCHED ANIMALS—Species of-Characteristic pecu-
liarities—Sketch of the Kangaroo Rat

107

PUCHUGEHU--A curious vegetable resembling a loaf

67

PUMA--Anecdote of His extreme ferocity in a wild

state - Capable of domestication - Affectionate and

grateful-Common to the Pampas, eastward of the

Cordilleras-Sketch of a Gaucho, or native of those

vast plains-Extraordinary faculty of discerning

objects at a great distance-Description of a cane-

brake as connected with the Puma-Dangerous

encounter of a hunter with one of those fierce crea-

tures in a woody portion upon one of the tributary

streams of the Alleghany

69

PURPLE-HEART

91

QUITO

204

QUIXOS--Natural productions and temperature of 202

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RACOON–Where noticed-Habits of the tribe-Geo.
graphical limits—Sketch of scenery

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RATTLE-SNAKES-Found in the Prairie dog-villages 133
ROSE MAHOUT

92
SAGO-PLANT

247
SALT-LICKS-Description of animals that frequent them 226
SELVABALI

90
SILK-GRASS SHRUB–Twine-like fibres

91
Sloth-Habits of the species-Natural history of them

hitherto incorrect--Anecdote by Waterton-Na-
tive forests

149
SQUIRREL—Joyous and light-hearted creatures, abound-

ing in the woods—Flying squirrel, care of her
young-Seen occasionally among rocks—Noticed
by Dr. James on one of the high peaks of the
Rocky Mountains-Grand and desolate scenery
described-Reflections arising from the subject>
Restriction of certain species to different localities
-Poetry

138
STAGS-American-Magnificent scenery of the Kaats-
kill-Different species--where found

223
STORAX-A valuable gum

203
SUGAR-CANE—Description of-A native of America and

the West Indies—Method of cultivation-Proper-
ties in the Sugar-cane discovered by means of che-
mistry-Nutritious quality of Sugar

206
SUN-PLANTS

128
TAIRA—Sketch of his locality-Observations arising

from the subject — Painful feelings excited by
the first sight of unknown animals in a foreign
country

65
TAPIR-One of the largest animals in America-Am-

phibious-Seen on river banks-Frequent beside
the Mississippi –Partly nocturnal—Sketch of the
river-Reflections

187
TERRA-FIRMA-Forests of

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Tobacco—Peculiarly fine kind produced at Quixos

How prepared

TROOLY-TREE-A broad umbrageous leaf, twenty feet

in length

Ulloa, Don-Adventure of, mentioned in connexion

with the plants and animals of the Andes
VEGETABLE WORLD—Change in, produced by the intro-

duction of wild horses into Brazil

VEGETABLES—Three zones of, extending up the Andes

-Trees and plants peculiar to each .

VEGETATION-Progress of, from the regions of perpetual

snow to the tropics

VICTORIA REGINA—A splendid water-plant discovered

in the river Berbice

VICUGNA—An elegant animal, smaller and swifter than

the Lamas, and common to Peru—Method of en-
trapping it-Mentioned in connexion with the

Cochineal insect and Nopal
VIGAHUA-Graceful one-leaved plant, growing in the

sheltered valleys of the Andes
VINEGAR-TREE
VOLCANOES, PLAIN OF-Singular and romantic spot-

beautiful scenery-Frequent eruptions of the vol-

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Ursine Howling Monkey
Cacajao .
Black Bear
Jaguar
Chati
Indian-Rubber Tree
Cabbage Tree
Acacia
Sugar Maple
Phalanger
Koola
Canadian Porcupine
Prairie Marmot
Squirrel Petaurus.
Agouti, or Olive Cavy
Three-toed Sloth
Mangrove

PAGE Giant Armadillo

169 Tagnicati, or White-lipped Pecary

184 Tapir

187 Wild Ass

192 Alpaca

194 Sugar Cane

208 Cotton Plant.

213 Black Elk

218 Wapiti Pyramid of Cholula

231 Mahogany Tree

241 Wool-bearing Antelope 244 American Argali

• 249 Bison

• 256 Bamboo

274 Fan-Palm

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