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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated January 10, 1849.

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Title: Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated January 10, 1849.

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  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

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Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated January 10, 1849., Original located at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washinton, D.C., file 7002., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmsfb490110 (accessed July 29, 2014)

Letter from GEORGE PERKINS MARSH to SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, dated January 10, 1849.

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Washington Jan 10 49


Dear Baird

In Gray's appendix to Griffith's Cuvier, I find

Gen. 2[...] Salamandra

*Toes 4 Salamandria

*Toes 4.5 Salamandra

a --------

b --------

c --------

d ------

e -----

f ---- skin and paratoids smooth, minutely punctated, lateral line none, toes longs and free, molge.nob. (then follow several European & Asiatic species) be add. Probably the following American species belong to this section. (then follow the names of forty or more species, without description, among which -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- are S.[...] a white faced salamander Green; Capt [Beechy's] salamander S. Beechii, Gray; Green's salamander, S. Greenii, Gray;

g. skin and paratoids smooth, minutely punctuated; lateral line none; toes very short webbed, & he enumerates only.

S. variegata. Gray. S. Platydactylus Cuv. Mus. Paris. Brown with irregular-dorsal bands, Mexico.

And this is all Master Gray saith. N.B. don't accuse me of not distinguishing between punctated & punctuated. I copy literatim. Item. Next time you want to use platydactylus in the feminine, don't make it in a. Greek compound adjectives you know c.

As to the Bilder-Lexicon -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- is worth [...] 'translate a few pages, & note the time. It is worth certainly #1' per page of the German text & perhaps more. You will of course correspond directly with Garrigue on the subject.

Will you give me General Churchill's present address?

Yours truly

G P. M

P.S. The above extracts are from the 9' vols. of Griffith & Pidgeon's Cuvier, Animal Kingdom London 1831. Synopsis of the species of the clan Reptilia by J. E. Gray c c pp 105-107

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