Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon
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Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

By Sir James Emerson Tennent
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Table of Contents
  • SKETCHES
  • NATURAL HISTORY OF CEYLON
    • NARRATIVES AND ANECDOTES
      • MAMMALIA, BIRDS, REPTILES, FISHES, INSECTS, &c.
        • INCLUDING A MONOGRAPH OF
      • INCLUDING A MONOGRAPH OF
    • MAMMALIA, BIRDS, REPTILES, FISHES, INSECTS, &c.
      • INCLUDING A MONOGRAPH OF
    • INCLUDING A MONOGRAPH OF
    • THE ELEPHANT
      • WITH ENGRAVINGS FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS
        • BY
      • BY
      • SIR J. EMERSON TENNENT, K.C.S. LL.D. &c.
    • WITH ENGRAVINGS FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS
      • BY
    • BY
    • SIR J. EMERSON TENNENT, K.C.S. LL.D. &c.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • CONTENTS.
      • CHAPTER I.
        • MAMMALIA.
      • MAMMALIA.
      • CHAP. II
        • THE ELEPHANT
      • THE ELEPHANT
      • CHAP. III.
        • THE ELEPHANT
      • THE ELEPHANT
      • CHAP. IV.
        • THE ELEPHANT
      • THE ELEPHANT
      • CHAP. V.
        • THE ELEPHANT.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
      • CHAP. VI.
        • THE ELEPHANT.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
      • CHAP. VII.
        • THE ELEPHANT.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
      • CHAP. VIII.
        • BIRDS.
      • BIRDS.
      • CHAP. IX.
        • REPTILES.
      • REPTILES.
      • CHAP. X.
        • FISHES.
      • FISHES.
      • CHAP. XI.
        • MOLLUSCA, RADIATA, AND ACALEPHÆ.
      • MOLLUSCA, RADIATA, AND ACALEPHÆ.
      • CHAP. XII.
        • INSECTS.
      • INSECTS.
      • CHAP. XIII.
        • ARACHNIDÆ, MYRIOPODA, CRUSTACÆ, ETC.
      • ARACHNIDÆ, MYRIOPODA, CRUSTACÆ, ETC.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • MAMMALIA.
    • MAMMALIA.
    • CHAP. II
      • THE ELEPHANT
    • THE ELEPHANT
    • CHAP. III.
      • THE ELEPHANT
    • THE ELEPHANT
    • CHAP. IV.
      • THE ELEPHANT
    • THE ELEPHANT
    • CHAP. V.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
    • THE ELEPHANT.
    • CHAP. VI.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
    • THE ELEPHANT.
    • CHAP. VII.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
    • THE ELEPHANT.
    • CHAP. VIII.
      • BIRDS.
    • BIRDS.
    • CHAP. IX.
      • REPTILES.
    • REPTILES.
    • CHAP. X.
      • FISHES.
    • FISHES.
    • CHAP. XI.
      • MOLLUSCA, RADIATA, AND ACALEPHÆ.
    • MOLLUSCA, RADIATA, AND ACALEPHÆ.
    • CHAP. XII.
      • INSECTS.
    • INSECTS.
    • CHAP. XIII.
      • ARACHNIDÆ, MYRIOPODA, CRUSTACÆ, ETC.
    • ARACHNIDÆ, MYRIOPODA, CRUSTACÆ, ETC.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • MAMMALIA.
        • List of Ceylon Mammalia.
      • List of Ceylon Mammalia.
    • MAMMALIA.
      • List of Ceylon Mammalia.
    • List of Ceylon Mammalia.
    • CHAP. II.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
        • Structure and Functions.
      • Structure and Functions.
    • THE ELEPHANT.
      • Structure and Functions.
    • Structure and Functions.
    • CHAP. III.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
        • Habits when Wild.
      • Habits when Wild.
    • THE ELEPHANT.
      • Habits when Wild.
    • Habits when Wild.
    • APPENDIX TO CHAPTER III.
      • NARRATIVES OF THE NATIVES OF CEYLON RELATIVE TO ENCOUNTERS WITH ROGUE ELEPHANTS.
    • NARRATIVES OF THE NATIVES OF CEYLON RELATIVE TO ENCOUNTERS WITH ROGUE ELEPHANTS.
    • CHAP. IV.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
        • Elephant Shooting.
      • Elephant Shooting.
      • NOTE.
    • THE ELEPHANT.
      • Elephant Shooting.
    • Elephant Shooting.
    • NOTE.
    • CHAP. V.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
        • An Elephant Corral.
      • An Elephant Corral.
    • THE ELEPHANT.
      • An Elephant Corral.
    • An Elephant Corral.
    • CHAP. VI.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
        • The Captives.
      • The Captives.
    • THE ELEPHANT.
      • The Captives.
    • The Captives.
    • CHAP. VII.
      • THE ELEPHANT.
        • Conduct in Captivity.
      • Conduct in Captivity.
    • THE ELEPHANT.
      • Conduct in Captivity.
    • Conduct in Captivity.
    • APPENDIX TO CHAPTER VII.
    • CHAP. VIII.
      • BIRDS.
      • List of Ceylon Birds.
        • ACCIPITRES.
        • PASSERES.
        • SCANSORES.
        • COLUMBÆ.
        • GALLINÆ.
        • GRALLÆ.
        • ANSERES.
      • ACCIPITRES.
      • PASSERES.
      • SCANSORES.
      • COLUMBÆ.
      • GALLINÆ.
      • GRALLÆ.
      • ANSERES.
      • NOTE.
    • BIRDS.
    • List of Ceylon Birds.
      • ACCIPITRES.
      • PASSERES.
      • SCANSORES.
      • COLUMBÆ.
      • GALLINÆ.
      • GRALLÆ.
      • ANSERES.
    • ACCIPITRES.
    • PASSERES.
    • SCANSORES.
    • COLUMBÆ.
    • GALLINÆ.
    • GRALLÆ.
    • ANSERES.
    • NOTE.
    • CHAP. IX.
      • REPTILES.
        • List of Ceylon Reptiles.
        • SAURA.
        • OPHIDIA.
        • CHELONIA.
        • EMYDOSAURI.
        • BATRACHIA.
        • PSEUDOPHIDIA.
      • List of Ceylon Reptiles.
      • SAURA.
      • OPHIDIA.
      • CHELONIA.
      • EMYDOSAURI.
      • BATRACHIA.
      • PSEUDOPHIDIA.
    • REPTILES.
      • List of Ceylon Reptiles.
      • SAURA.
      • OPHIDIA.
      • CHELONIA.
      • EMYDOSAURI.
      • BATRACHIA.
      • PSEUDOPHIDIA.
    • List of Ceylon Reptiles.
    • SAURA.
    • OPHIDIA.
    • CHELONIA.
    • EMYDOSAURI.
    • BATRACHIA.
    • PSEUDOPHIDIA.
    • CHAP. X.
      • FISHES.
        • List of Ceylon Fishes.
      • List of Ceylon Fishes.
      • I. OSSEOUS.
        • ACANTHOPTERYGII
        • PHARYNGOGNATHI.
        • MALACOPTERYGII (ABDOMINALES).
        • MALACOPTERYGII (SUB-BRANCHIATI).
        • MALACOPTERYGII (APODA).
        • LOPHOBRANCHI.
        • PLECTOGNATHII.
      • ACANTHOPTERYGII
      • PHARYNGOGNATHI.
      • MALACOPTERYGII (ABDOMINALES).
      • MALACOPTERYGII (SUB-BRANCHIATI).
      • MALACOPTERYGII (APODA).
      • LOPHOBRANCHI.
      • PLECTOGNATHII.
      • II. CARTILAGINOUS.
    • FISHES.
      • List of Ceylon Fishes.
    • List of Ceylon Fishes.
    • I. OSSEOUS.
      • ACANTHOPTERYGII
      • PHARYNGOGNATHI.
      • MALACOPTERYGII (ABDOMINALES).
      • MALACOPTERYGII (SUB-BRANCHIATI).
      • MALACOPTERYGII (APODA).
      • LOPHOBRANCHI.
      • PLECTOGNATHII.
    • ACANTHOPTERYGII
    • PHARYNGOGNATHI.
    • MALACOPTERYGII (ABDOMINALES).
    • MALACOPTERYGII (SUB-BRANCHIATI).
    • MALACOPTERYGII (APODA).
    • LOPHOBRANCHI.
    • PLECTOGNATHII.
    • II. CARTILAGINOUS.
    • NOTE (A.)
      • INSTANCES OF FISHES FALLING FROM THE CLOUDS IN INDIA.
        • (From the Bombay Times, 1856.)
        • See Page 343.
      • (From the Bombay Times, 1856.)
      • See Page 343.
    • INSTANCES OF FISHES FALLING FROM THE CLOUDS IN INDIA.
      • (From the Bombay Times, 1856.)
      • See Page 343.
    • (From the Bombay Times, 1856.)
    • See Page 343.
    • NOTE (B.)
      • CEYLON FISHES.
        • (Memorandum by Professor Huxley.)
        • See Page 324.
      • (Memorandum by Professor Huxley.)
      • See Page 324.
      • CARTILAGINEA.
      • OSTINOPTERYGII.
    • CEYLON FISHES.
      • (Memorandum by Professor Huxley.)
      • See Page 324.
    • (Memorandum by Professor Huxley.)
    • See Page 324.
    • CARTILAGINEA.
    • OSTINOPTERYGII.
    • NOTE (C).
      • ON THE BORA-CHUNG, OR "GROUND-FISH" OF BHOOTAN.
        • See P. 353.
      • See P. 353.
    • ON THE BORA-CHUNG, OR "GROUND-FISH" OF BHOOTAN.
      • See P. 353.
    • See P. 353.
    • CHAP. XI.
      • SHELLS.
      • Mollusca.—Radiata, &c.
      • List of Ceylon Shells.
      • 2. RADIATA.
      • NOTE.
        • TRITONIA ARBORESCENS.
      • TRITONIA ARBORESCENS.
    • SHELLS.
    • Mollusca.—Radiata, &c.
    • List of Ceylon Shells.
    • 2. RADIATA.
    • NOTE.
      • TRITONIA ARBORESCENS.
    • TRITONIA ARBORESCENS.
    • CHAP. XII.
      • INSECTS.
      • List of Ceylon Insects.
        • "Order COLEOPTERA.
        • Order ORTHOPTERA.
        • Order NEUROPTERA.
        • Order HYMENOPTERA.
        • Order LEPIDOPTERA.
        • Order DIPTERA.
        • Order HEMIPTERA.
        • Class ARACHNIDA.
        • Order COLEOPTERA, Linn.
        • Order ORTHOPTERA, Linn.
        • Order PHYSAPODA, Dum.
        • Order NEUROPTERA, Linn.
        • Order HYMENOPTERA, Linn.
        • Order LEPIDOPTERA, Linn.
        • Order DIPTERA, Linn.
        • Order HEMIPTERA, Linn.
        • Order HOMOPTERA, Latr.
      • "Order COLEOPTERA.
      • Order ORTHOPTERA.
      • Order NEUROPTERA.
      • Order HYMENOPTERA.
      • Order LEPIDOPTERA.
      • Order DIPTERA.
      • Order HEMIPTERA.
      • Class ARACHNIDA.
      • Order COLEOPTERA, Linn.
      • Order ORTHOPTERA, Linn.
      • Order PHYSAPODA, Dum.
      • Order NEUROPTERA, Linn.
      • Order HYMENOPTERA, Linn.
      • Order LEPIDOPTERA, Linn.
      • Order DIPTERA, Linn.
      • Order HEMIPTERA, Linn.
      • Order HOMOPTERA, Latr.
    • INSECTS.
    • List of Ceylon Insects.
      • "Order COLEOPTERA.
      • Order ORTHOPTERA.
      • Order NEUROPTERA.
      • Order HYMENOPTERA.
      • Order LEPIDOPTERA.
      • Order DIPTERA.
      • Order HEMIPTERA.
      • Class ARACHNIDA.
      • Order COLEOPTERA, Linn.
      • Order ORTHOPTERA, Linn.
      • Order PHYSAPODA, Dum.
      • Order NEUROPTERA, Linn.
      • Order HYMENOPTERA, Linn.
      • Order LEPIDOPTERA, Linn.
      • Order DIPTERA, Linn.
      • Order HEMIPTERA, Linn.
      • Order HOMOPTERA, Latr.
    • "Order COLEOPTERA.
    • Order ORTHOPTERA.
    • Order NEUROPTERA.
    • Order HYMENOPTERA.
    • Order LEPIDOPTERA.
    • Order DIPTERA.
    • Order HEMIPTERA.
    • Class ARACHNIDA.
    • Order COLEOPTERA, Linn.
    • Order ORTHOPTERA, Linn.
    • Order PHYSAPODA, Dum.
    • Order NEUROPTERA, Linn.
    • Order HYMENOPTERA, Linn.
    • Order LEPIDOPTERA, Linn.
    • Order DIPTERA, Linn.
    • Order HEMIPTERA, Linn.
    • Order HOMOPTERA, Latr.
    • CHAP. XIII.
      • ARTICULATA.
        • Arachinida—Myriopoda—Crustacea, etc.
      • Arachinida—Myriopoda—Crustacea, etc.
      • ARTICULATA.
        • APTERA.
        • CRUSTACEA.
        • CIRRHIPEDIA.
        • ANNELIDA.
      • APTERA.
      • CRUSTACEA.
      • CIRRHIPEDIA.
      • ANNELIDA.
      • NOTE
        • ON THE FACULTY OF REPEATED RE-VIVIFICATION POSSESSED BY THE ROTIFERA, ETC.
      • ON THE FACULTY OF REPEATED RE-VIVIFICATION POSSESSED BY THE ROTIFERA, ETC.
    • ARTICULATA.
      • Arachinida—Myriopoda—Crustacea, etc.
    • Arachinida—Myriopoda—Crustacea, etc.
    • ARTICULATA.
      • APTERA.
      • CRUSTACEA.
      • CIRRHIPEDIA.
      • ANNELIDA.
    • APTERA.
    • CRUSTACEA.
    • CIRRHIPEDIA.
    • ANNELIDA.
    • NOTE
      • ON THE FACULTY OF REPEATED RE-VIVIFICATION POSSESSED BY THE ROTIFERA, ETC.
    • ON THE FACULTY OF REPEATED RE-VIVIFICATION POSSESSED BY THE ROTIFERA, ETC.
    • INDEX.
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