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It is not part of the project to provide a definitive edition of the text of the Bestiary, but to help readers by providing a transcription and translation of the text. Currently the following editorial conventions obtain:
The saura goes blind, enters a crack in the wall, faces the sun and regains its sight. The stellio or newt has spots over his body.
The saura is shown crawling through a crack in a wall towards the sun in order to regain his sight.
Stellio has spots, but should have legs too. Initials type 2.
The snake sheds its skin by scraping through a narrow crack in a rock.
The snake squeezes through a slot in a narrow tower.
The straightforward snake is nonethless shown with wings. Although the text says the snake goes through a rima (crack) in a rock, most of the second family of Bestiaries show the snake going through a masonry tower. This image appeared due to a misreading of the word rima for ruina (ruin). Initial type 2.