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James Emerson Tennent
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 712 pages of information about Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and.
  The animals that so bury themselves in India (note)
  Analogous case of (note)
  Theory of aestivation and hybernation
Fish in hot-water in Ceylon
List of Ceylon fishes
Instances of fishes failing from the clouds
Overland migration of fishes known to the Greeks and Romans
Note on Ceylon fishes by Professor Huxley
Comparative note by Dr. Gray, Brit.  Mus.231

CHAP.  V.

MOLLUSCA, RADIATA, AND ACALEPHAE.

I. Conchology—­General character of Ceylon shells
  Confusion regarding them in scientific works and collections
  List of Ceylon shells
II. Radiata.—­Star fish
  Sea slugs
  Parasitic worms
  Planaria
III. Acalephae, abundant
  Corals little known

CHAP.  VI.

INSECTS.

Profusion of insects in Ceylon
  Imperfect knowledge of
I. Coleoptera.—­Beetles
  Scavenger beetles
  Coco-nut beetles
  Tortoise beetles
II. Orthoptera.—­Mantis and leaf-insects
  Stick-insects
III. Neuroptera—­Dragon flies
  Ant-lion
  White ants
  Anecdotes of their instinct and ravages (text and note)
V. Hymenoptera.—­Mason Wasps
  Wasps
  Bees
  Carpenter Bee
  Ants
  Burrowing ants
VI. Lepidoptera.—­Butterflies
  Sylph
  Lycaenidae
  Moths
  Silk worms (text and note)
  Wood-carrying Moths
  Pterophorus
VII. Homoptera
  Cicada
VIII. Hemiptera
  Bugs
IX. Aphaniptera
X. Diptera.—­Mosquitoes
General character of Ceylon insects
List of insects in Ceylon

CHAP.  VII.

ARACHNIDE, MYRIOPODA, CRUSTACEA, ETC.

Spiders
  Strange nests of the wood spiders
  Olios Taprobanius
  Mygale fasciata
  Ticks
  Mites.—­Trombidium tinctorum
Myriapods.—­Centipedes
  Cermatia
  Scolopendra crassa
  S. pollipes
Millipeds—­Iulus
Crustacea
  Calling crabs
  Land crabs
  Painted crabs
  Paddling crabs
Annelidae, Leeches.—­The land leech
  Medical leech
  Cattle leech
List of Articulata, &c.307

PART III.

THE SINGHALESE CHRONICLES.

CHAPTER I.

SOURCES OF SINGHALESE HISTORY—­THE MAHAWANSO.

Ceylon formerly thought to have no authentic history
Researches of Turnour
Biographical sketch of Turnour (note)
The Mahawanso
Recovery of the “tika” on the Mahawanso
Outline of the Mahawanso
Turnour’s epitome of Singhalese history
Historical proofs of the Mahawanso
Identity of Sandracottus and Chandragupta
Ancient map of Ceylon (note)
List of Ceylon sovereigns

CHAP.  II.

THE ABORIGINES.

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