Mauritanica sentence example
- A magnetic observatory was equipped at Bogen Atlas range the food of this bird is said to consist chiefly of the Testudo mauritanica, which "it carries to some height in the air, and lets fall on a stone to break the shell" (Ibis, 18 59, p. 1 77).
- Examples from the south of Spain differ slightly from those inhabiting the rest of Europe, and in some points more resemble the P. mauritanica of north-western Africa; but that species has a patch of bare skin of a fine blue colour behind the eye, and much shorter wings.
- Variety mauritanica has angular stems of a considerable length and bearing few prickles; they are also rare on the leaves.
- M. Alcea, Moreni and mauritanica are worth growing in a full collection, and so is the annual M. crispa, 3 to 6 feet high-an erect pyramidal bush of broad leaves, with a crimped margin, pretty in groups or borders.