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SECTION VI.—SUMMARY AND DEDUCTIONS Table of the genera of Carnivora, and of the approximate number of species met with in the principal Zoological Regions.

A. TERRESTRIAL CARNIVORA

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1. About 260 species of terrestrial Carnivora are known, divisible into fifty-eight genera and eight families.

2. They are distributed pretty equably over all the Regions of the earth except Australia, where the Dingo (possibly introduced) is their only representative.

3. The only Carnivores in Madagascar are Civets (Viverride), and out of the seven genera of that family represented there six are peculiar.

. 4. There are no Bears (Urside) in the Ethiopian Region.

5. The Raccoons (Procyonidæ), with a single exception, are peculiar to the New World, where they may perhaps replace the Civets (Viverridx), which are confined to the Old World..

6. The Marine Carnivora consist of three families which are divided into eleven genera and about twenty-six species.

7. The Walruses are characteristic of the Arctic Seas and the Sea-lions of the Antarctic, but in the Pacific the Sea-lions are also found in the North.

8. The Seals (Phocide) are both Arctic and Antarctic, but are represented by quite different genera in these two areas.

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