Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Bind 9

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1858
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"Publications of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia": v. 53, 1901, p. 788-794.

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