A Hand-Book to the Primates, Volume 2 (of 2)

A Hand-Book to the Primates, Volume 2 (of 2)

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"[...]trade away on the European side; it is, therefore, not impossible that the "Apes of the Rock" may have thus been introduced. This is the only African (or European) species of the genus. Habits.-This Monkey has been known to science for many centuries. It is now certain, as M. Frederick Cuvier remarks in his "History of Mammals," thanks to the researches of M. de Blainville upon the Monkey dissected by Galen, that the Pithecus of Aristotle was our Magot, as we know of no other species of Macaque without a tail. The Barbary Macaques, when on the ground, invariably walk on their four legs, but in an uneasy and clumsy manner compared with their motions when climbing; they are far more at home in trees or rocks, where they climb with amazing rapidity. They live chiefly on fruits and leaves, feeding themselves with their hands, and smelling everything they are uncertain about, [...]."
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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 404g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507542550
  • 9781507542552

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