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1 Hardouin says, that this is the case with the hare and the dasypus, which is a species of hare; but there is probably no foundation for the statement. Pliny repeats it in a subsequent passage, B. viii. c. 81.—B.
2 Pliny evidently considers this a case of superfœtation, and looks upon it as not uncommon in the human species: whereas it is now considered impossible.
3 This refers to the mythological tale of Jupiter and Amphitryon.—B.
4 See B. v. c. 41.
5 Most of these statements appear to be taken from Aristotle, Hist. Anim.—B.
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