Ontogenetic and Other Variations in Muskoxen; With a Systematic Review of the Muskox Group, Recent and Extinct

Ontogenetic and Other Variations in Muskoxen; With a Systematic Review of the Muskox Group, Recent and Extinct

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Report, p. 325. 1' Utah Lake, according to General G. K. Warren (see the next footnote). I According to General G. K. Warren (Pacific R. R. Expl. and Surveys, Vol. XI, p. 35), " Father Escalante, in 1776, travelled from near Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a northwesterly direction to the Great Colorado..... During this journey he was probably in the vicinity of Utah Lake." This route would take him across the range of the buffalo west of the Rocky Mountains, since, as already stated, they at that time existed on the head-waters of the Colorado, and extended as far west as Utah Lake. From the Yampah and Grand, and other tributaries of the Colorado, the buffalo formerly ranged eastward to the Parks and Great Plains, but I have found no record of their existence in the highlands of New Mexico, or anywhere to the westward or southward of Santa' Fe. Coronado, during his great expedition in search of the "Kingdom of Cibola" (1540 to 1543), in marching northward from the western provinces of Mexico across Arizona to the plains east of Santa Fe, met with no buffaloes till he reached a place called Cicuic, situated on the Pecos near the site of the present town of that name, "four leagues eastward from which place they met a new kind of oxen, wild and fierce, whereof, the first day, they killed fourscore, which sufficed the army with flesh." Dr. Elliott Coues, however, in his paper on the " Quadrupeds of Arizona," published in the American Naturalist in 1868, states that "there is abundant evidence that the 'buffalo (Bos amm'canus) formerly ranged over Arizona, though none exist there now.' On requesting recently more detailed in formation of Dr. Coues respecting this evidence, he...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879937
  • 9781236879936