Fur blackish: middle toes on the forefeet longer than the lateral ones.

P. barbata, Desm. Mammal, p. 246. Flem. Brit. An. p. 18. Great Seal, Penn. Brit. Zool. vol. i. p. 136. Don. Brit. Quad. pi. 11.


Entire length from ten to twelve feet.


Teeth as in the last species: head somewhat elongated : muzzle broad: upper lip rounded, fleshy, divided into two lobes by a deep furrow; each lobe furnished with numerous strong white bristles, semi-transparent, and curled at the ends : eyes large; irides dark hazel: auricular apertures larger than in the last species: fore feet rather long, with the middle toe more developed than the lateral ones; claws of these black, horny, and curved; those of the hind feet long and straight: body elongated ; when young, clothed with a long woolly fur, which after the space of fourteen or fifteen days is cast and superseded by a new covering of close short hair*: general colour dusky gray, in very old individuals black.

Inhabits the coast of Scotland, and (according to Selby) the Farn Islands, but is much less common than the last species. Breeds in November.