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  • Quoy and Gaimard on stinging corals, 464
  • ————————— on coral-reefs, 476
 
  • Rabbit, wild, at the Falkland Islands, 193
  • Rain at Coquimbo, 338, 347, 348
  • —— at Rio, 29
  • —— and earthquakes, 351
  • —— in Peru, 364, 365
  • —— in Chile, formerly more abundant, 357
  • ——————, effects on vegetation, 338
  • Rana Mascariensis, 382
  • Rat, only aboriginal animal of New Zealand, 427
  • Rats at Galapagos, 378
  • —— at Ascension, 492
  • —— at Keeling Island, 456
  • Rattle-snake, species with allied habit, 97
  • Red snow, 322
  • Reduvius, 330
  • Reef at Pernambuco of sandstone, 498

Reefs of coral, 465 to 482

  • ———, Barrier, 469, 476
  • ———, Fringing, 472

Reeks, Mr., analysis of salt, 66

  • —————————— bones, 155
  • —————————— salt and shells, 370
  • Remains, human elevated, 370
  • Remedies of the Gauchos, 128
  • Rengger on the horse, 233
  • Reptiles absent in Tierra del Fuego, 237
  • ——— at Galapagos, 381
  • Respiration difficult in Andes, 322
  • Retrospect, 50
  • Revolutions at Buenos Ayres, 140
  • Rhinoceroses live in desert countries, 86
  • ——————, frozen, 89, 250
  • Rhynchops nigra, 137
  • Richardson, Dr., on mice of North America, 378
  • ———————, on polished rocks, 251
  • ———————, on frozen soil, 88, 248
  • ———————, on eating fat, 117
  • Richardson, Dr., on geographical distribution, 131
  • Rimsky atoll, 466
  • Rio de Janeiro, 19
  • ——— Plata, 39
  • ——— Negro, 63, 149
  • ——— Colorado, 70
  • ——— S. Cruz, 177
  • ——— Sauce, 106
  • ——— Salado, 118
  • Rivers, power of, in wearing channels, 180, 320
  • River-bed, arched, 358
  • River-courses dry in America, 107
  • Rocks burnished with ferruginous matter, 12
  • Rodents, number of in America, 49, 179
  • ———, fossil species of, 82
  • Rosas, General, 71, 103, 140
  • Ruins of Callao, 369
  • ——— of Indian buildings in Cordillera, 356, 368
 
  • S. Cruz, 177
  • Salado, Rio, 118
  • Salinas at the Galapagos Archipelago, 377
  • ——— in Patagonia, 65, 170
  • Saline efflorescences, 78
  • Salt with vegetable food, 110
  • ——, superficial crust of, 364
  • ——, with elevated shells, 369
  • Salt-lakes, 65, 170, 377
  • Sandwich Archipelago, no frogs at, 382
  • ———— Land, 248
  • San Pedro, forests of, 281
  • Sand-dunes, 75
  • Sand, hot from sun's rays, at Galapagos Archipelago, 377
  • ——, noise from friction of, 361
  • Sandstone of New South Wales, 437
  • —————, reef of, 498
  • Santa Cruz, river of, 177
  • Santiago, Chile, 262
  • Sarmiento, Mount, 233, 241
  • Sauce, Rio, 106
  • Saurophagus sulphureus, 54
  • Scarus eating corals, 464
  • Scelidotherium, 82
  • Scenery of Andes, 318
  • Scissor-tail, 138
  • Scissor-beak, habits of, 137