Al-Juz Al-Awwal[-Al-Th N ] Min Majm at Ras Il Ibn Bid N Volume 3

Al-Juz Al-Awwal[-Al-Th N ] Min Majm at Ras Il Ibn Bid N Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...subspecies we have the largest and heaviest skeleton of the Tamias striatus group. The skull, measured from the posterior border of the occipital condyle to the end of the nasals, averages 2 mm. longer than the largest specimens of lysteri before me. Though the skull of lysteri is relatively less in its parietal, interorbital and zygomatic breadth, the molar series of teeth are more widely separated than in griseus, and have a greater posterior convergence, the rows being more nearly parallel in griseus. The infra-orbital foramen is much larger in lysteri than in griseus. The heavier ossification of griseus is most apparent when the mandibles are compared. They are much larger and rougher for the muscular attachments, with strikingly larger condyles than in lysteri, from which it also differs in having the lower outline of the jaw much more concave, owing to the relatively greater development of the angular process, which is produced downwards and backwards. In general, the skull bears a closer resemblance to that of striatus than it does to lysteri, but differs notably from the former in its considerably larger size. Article XVII.--Description of a New Species of Weasel, ami a New Subspecies of the Gray Fox, from Arizona. By Edgar A. Mearns, Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A. Putorius arizonensis, sp. nov. (arizona Weasel.) Habitat.--Mountains and high plateau region of Arizona, down to the lower limit of the forest zone of Pinus ponderosa. General Characters.--This is one of the smaller Weasels, its skull being but little larger than that of Putorius vulgaris from England. The general effect of its coloration is similar to that of P. longicauda, though approaching the deeper tints of P. brasiliensis xanthogenys. Summer Pelage (based on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826671
  • 9781236826671