A Monograph of the Fresh-Water Polyzoa: Including All the Known Species, Both British and Foreign (Classic Reprint)

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Linnaeus, who, as we have just seen, met the animal theory 'only half way, was never entirely convinced; he continued, too, for some time, to have his followers, but Ellis had sapped the very foundations of the vegetable theory, and in a few years, notwithstanding bitter Opposition from some isolated quarters, the question was finally set at rest in the general admission of the animality, not only of the true corals and madrepores, but of all those flexible and horny productions whose plant-like form was at such variance with every previously conceived notion of animal existence.

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