From the number of its cheek-teeth, the banded ant-eater has been regarded as related to some of the primitive Jurassic mammals; but this view is disputed by Mr Bensley, who regards this multiplicity of teeth as a degenerate feature.
also consists of red stars with banded spectra, but the bands differ in arrangement and appearance from those in the third type, and are sharply bounded on the red side.
The third species is the banded pig S.
The crystals are feebly doubly refracting, and in polarized light exhibit a banded structure parallel to the cube faces.
Before this time the Roman Catholics had banded themselves together for defence.