The Naturalist's Library

The Naturalist's Library

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...animals now found on the spot, without comparing the notices which for a considerable period have been within reach; but it is only since numerous recent travels have been published, that an attempt may be made to clear up several obscurities in the path of zoology, without incurring the See Crawfurd's Embassy to Ave, and our account of Topel hyaena. Indo-China is, however, possessed of several species of elongated carnassiers, wholly or in part supplying the place of Canidae. Beside the deeb of the Arabs, the zeeb is mentioned as allied to the wolf. but does not seem to b? "(mud in Palestine. same certainty of misleading the public as folmerly, THE DIURNAL CANIDZE. Tm: several groups of canine animals which are provided with a circular disk or round pupa in the eyes, are, as already stated, classed under the general division of Diurnal Canidae. They embrace the largest species of the family, and the most interesting to man; both with regard to his alliance with some, and to the ravages which others inflict upon his property. At the head of these tribes the wolves unquestionably claim the first place; because they ofl'er the best points of comparison whereby to examine the others; they are the best known in a wild state; in Europe they approximate most to the domestic races, and constitute the only group in the condition of nature which resides alike in both continents, and occupies nearly the half of the northern hemisphere. In this series we intend first to review the wolves, properly so called; whether they be regarded as mere varieties of each other, or as actually distinct species. Next will he examined the groups of lg/oisci or wild dogs, being those which depart farther from the typical characters; and after them we...
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948181
  • 9781236948182