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From Thomas Seare   18 September 1876

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Describes example of instinctive behaviour in new-born leveret.

Cites experiment in which rabbit breathed vapour of nitrite of amyl.

Suggests that change in terrestrial atmosphere is responsible for evolution from scales to fur or feathers.

Summary

Describes example of instinctive behaviour in new-born leveret.

Cites experiment in which rabbit breathed vapour of nitrite of amyl.

Suggests that change in terrestrial atmosphere is responsible for evolution from scales to fur or feathers.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10607
From
Thomas Seare
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Woburn Sands
Source of text
DAR 177: 125
Physical description
4pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10607,” accessed on 15 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10607.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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