XIX. An account of some peculiarities in the anatomical structure of the wombat, with observations on the female organs of generation

  title={XIX. An account of some peculiarities in the anatomical structure of the wombat, with observations on the female organs of generation},
  author={Everard Home},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={304 - 312}
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A male wombat was brought from the islands in Basse's Straits, by Mr. Brown, the naturalist attached to Captain Flinders's voyage of discovery. It was entrusted to my care, and lived in a domesticated state for two years, which gave me opportunities of attending to its habits. It burrowed in the ground whenever it had an opportunity, and covered itself in the earth with surprising quickness. It was quiet during the day, but constantly in motion in the night: was very sensible to cold; ate all… 
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