Image from page 249 of “Fur and feather in North China” (1914)
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Title: Fur and feather in North China
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Sowerby, Arthur de Carle, 1885-1954
Subjects: Zoology — China Birds — China
Publisher: Tientsin, North China : Tientsin Press
Contributing Library: American Museum of Natural History Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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ff colour marbledwith dark brown. The male is of a light greeny-brown, without marb-lings. It is very common in North Shensi and even in the Ordos Desert.During the dry season it burrows deep into the loess or sand, and sopreserves itself from dessication. It spawns in the small rivers, moun-ifin streams and lakes, but otherwise keeps away from water. The common toad, though found nearly all over the world, is farless common in North China than the foregoing species. It is of a dullearth-brown colour, and would be an ugly creature indeed were it not FROGS, TOADS AND SO^IE FRESH-WATER FISH. 171 for the wonderful gem-like eye. It is Shakespeare who has said, the toad, ugly and venomous. Wears yet a precious jewel in fiis head.referring doubtless to the creatures wonderful eye. To which, if either, of these species a very large toad that I havefrequently come across belongs I do not know. This variety isremarkable both for its size and the great number and size of theworts upon its skin.
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