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- n. A depression in the sphenoid bone; the pituitary fossa.
- n. A saddle-shaped cavity to contain the winter eggs, situated on the back of Cladocera.
A large South American Frog (Ceratophrys cornuta), which devours other smaller Frogs as well as small birds and beasts, is noteworthy on account of the singular bony plates which are enclosed in the skin of its back: a character which it shares with a small South American Toad (Brachycephalus ephippium), and which we shall hereafter see to be a point of special interest.
Ostrea radians and O. sellaeformis belong also to the miocene beds, together with the Anomia ephippium; the latter is always broken.
Faber clavicularius quem superius fabrum mendaciorum dixi, narravit se tempore belli, credens suos se subsecuturos equitando ad cujusdam oppidi portas penetrasse: et cum ad portas venisset cataractam turre demissam, equum suum post ephippium discidisse, dimidiatumque reliquisse, atque se media parte equi ad forum usque oppidi equitasse, et caedem non modicam peregisse.
These resting eggs are then enclosed in a thick, protective case called an ephippium.
C. ephippium on Pinzon Island, and captive breeding and repatriation of
Third there are winter eggs which are released instantly either naked or in a protected cuticular ephippium.
] [Footnote 262: in Nonius, p. 108, s.v. ephippium.