100 years ago in COUN­TRY LIFE

April 21, 1917

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

IN a com­mu­ni­ca­tion to the French Academy of Sci­ence in Fe­bru­ary last, Mr G. A. Boulenger has drawn at­ten­tion to a re­mark­able and unique fea­ture pre­sented by a small fish from Lake Mweru in Cen­tral Africa, for which he has pro­posed the name of Bar­bus pseu­dog­nathodon, which means a bar­bel with false teeth. Mr Boulenger now sends us a pho­to­graph of it along with a sketch show­ing the ar­range­ment of the ‘teeth’. These sup­posed teeth are present in males only and drop off af­ter the breed­ing sea­son.

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