No. 57. : ! SEPTEMBER 1st, 1880.

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Original Articles on Educational Topics ; Parliamentary, Training Col.

leges, and Board School News affecting Pupil Teachers; Reports of 9 Science Lectures; Reviews of Books ; Scraps and Items of useful

information on Literature, Education, Science and Art; Questions set

in Papil Teachers' Government Examinations ; Questions proposed and O

answered by Pupil Teachers ; Popular Science Papers, &c. rior

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Manuscript Answers to Government Pupil Teachers' monthly Examinations, s. d. each month

Candidate's Year Book
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... 26 Graduated Exercises in Arithmetic ...

(for all years) Major's Complete Arithmetic


1 0 Mental Arithmetic... 4. Music Manual Pupil Teacher's Geography of British Isles Pupil Teacher's Government Questions and Answers. I. Pupil Teacher's Questions only Scripture Manuals for Pupil Teachers, for all years, Old Test. 27-5T

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Geographical Distribution of Animal Life. In speaking of the geographical distribution of animal life, I shall keep strictly to the class known as 'mammalia, or animals that bring forth their young alive, and suckle them with their own milk. I may state that animals living in the same parallels of latitude, are generally of the same orders and families. I will illustrate my meaning by taking the Scottish red deer for example. This animal is found thronghout Europe and Asia north of 50 degrees north latitude, but it does not follow that the red deer will be met with in the same parallels of North America, where it is represented by the wapiti. If we take Central and Northern Europe as far as the Arctic circle, we find that the typical beasts of these regions are the brown bear; two species of the genus felis, namely, the lynx and wild cat; the wolf, fox, glutton, badger, sable, polecat, ormine, elk, reindeer, and auroch, or European bison. All these animals are clothed with a thick warm coat, fitting them to bear the cold of a sub-Arctic climate. Now, in the adjoining parallel regions of Asia, where we have a geographical connexion, most of these beasts are found with slight variations, till you reach the confines of Northern China, where other forms take the place of these, and again in Southern Europe. The bears, wolves, mustelidæ, elk, and reindeer disappear, and other animals akin to those of North Africa begin to put in an appearance, such as the wild boar, southern lynx, gennet cat, porcupine, and other sub-tropical mamimalia. On crossing over to the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, these south European beasts are still met with, along with jackals, striped byonas, ichneumons, Barbary deer, and sometimes the lion and panther. It will be this seen that many animals of North Africa are identical with those of Southern Europe. But the great barrier to mammalian migration that divided the fauna of Southern Europe and North Africa from the Ethiopian region was the great Desert of Sahara, nearly 3,000 miles in length, and 1,000 miles in breadth. On going south of the Sahara yon find quite a change in the fauna of the country. No doubt in the far distant past this sandy desert was an immense inland sea, for, excepting the lion, panther, and a few others, most of the numerous forms of animal life that lurk in the immense primeval forests, or stalk through the almost endless plains of Central and South Africa differ from those of the other zoological regions. In this great zoological division of the earth are some of the most gigantic, ancouth, and wild forms of animal life that are to be met with on the face of the globe. It is in the boundless equatorial forests of Central Africa that the great anthropoid ape, the gorilla, has his home. Other great man-like apes, such as the chimpanzee, the cola camba, and the soka, roam through these great forest belts. The numerous family of dog-headed baboons, as the mandrill, hanmadryad, chacma, ursine baboons, and others have their habitat here, besides several species of the lower monkeys. This great natural history province is the home of the elephant, the rhinoceros, the hippopotamus, the buffalo, and the giraffe. In this land the lion reigns supreme over the lower animals, and the panther and the leopard lurk in the forest. Two species of hyena are spread over the whole of this region. Three species of zebra inhabit the plains and mountains, namely, the common zebra, or wild pard, Burchel's zebra, and the quagga. These beautifully marked beasts represent the onagar, or wild ass of the deserts of Asia, and the wild ass of north-eastern Africa. Throughout the whole of the north temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and America, the deer family are fairly plentiful; but in Africa, south of the Sahara, the true deer are unknown. Here the large family of antelopes take their place. There are now known to be more than sixty different species of those hollow-horned ruminants, from the graceful gazelle to the massive eland, in Africa alone. Here the placke vark and red river bog represent the wild boars of Europe, North Africa, and India. If we pass from Europe across the Atlantic to North America, we do not find any of the Old World mammals. Instead of the brown bears, we here have the black and grizzly bears. The Canadian and bay lynx take the place of those of Europe, and the wapiti, moose, and bison here represent the red deer, elk, and auroch of Europe, to which they are closely allied. It is very likely that, during the post-glacial epoch, Europe was joined to America by the Faroe Isles, Iceland, and Greenland, and that Eastern Asia was also joined to the new world at Behring Straits; but afterwards some great depression of the land took place, separating North America from Europe and Asia; and animals, originally of the same species, but now separated by a great ocean barrier, in the course of many generations wunld suit themselves to their altered conditions and surroundings, and would form permanent varieties or new species. This is no fanciful idea-you may see it in our domestic animals. For example, take the smooth-haired greyhounds and transport them to the north of Scotland,

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