INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION.

THE Animal Kingdom consists of five divisions, the first of which, the Vertebrates, falls naturally into four classes.

I. :- MAMMALIA,
II. :- AVES.
III. :- REPTILIA.
IV. :- PISCES.
The second of these only comes within the scope of this work ; it has been divided into the following orders : :-

I. :- RAPTORES.
II. :- INSESSOEES.
III. :- GEMITORES.
IV. :- RASORES.
V. :- GRALLATORES.
VI. :- NATATORES.

This arrangement is considered by many to be far from perfect, but it is the system adopted by Jerdon in his Birds of India, in accordance with which nearly every collection in India is arranged, and it has at least the merit of being simple and easily understood.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
INTRODUCTION
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
id: 
11155

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