While reading a 19th century text of new species description, I'm confused by some Latin phrases.
The case here is:
Corp. long. 8 poll., caud. 9 poll.
I guess 'corp.' and 'long.' are abbreviations of some Latin terms, and the whole meaning of the combination of these two words is probably "body length". But I still can't figure out what "caud." and "poll." (the number seems like is in inch though) are stand for.
The species described is a rodent species. Full text could be found here (p.185).