Palaeontological Memoirs and Notes of the Late Hugh Falconer

Palaeontological Memoirs and Notes of the Late Hugh Falconer

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...restored on the right side...... 9'5 Vertic diameter of vertebral canal...... 1' T1-ansverse ditto ditto......... 2' Found with specimen No. 329, and presented by Conductor Dawe. See Journ. As. Soc. iv. 506, Pl. XLIV. fig. 1. No. 332.-Specimen of cervical vertebra, probably the fourth, more mutilated than the axis. The anterior and posterior articulating surfaces of the body present, as also the two posterior oblique articulating surfaces; the anterior oblique articulating process on the right side is partly shown, on the left broken off at its base, as also the spinous process; on the left side a part of the superior and inferior transverse processes (Owen) is shown; on the right they are broken off close to their base. A good deal of matrix remains on the fossil, concealing some of the parts. The anterior articulating head of the body is ovate in its outline as in the ox, but more vertical in its direction. The posterior articulating cup is very deep. The posterior oblique articulating processes are very broad. Vertebral foramina large with a short canal. The bone is too much mutilated to afford dimensions, but corresponds in dimensions with the axis, and was found in the same place adhering to the large antler No. 329. All three The articular head of the body is very convex and broad and less pointed downwards than in the ox; its general direction being also more vertical. The length of the body is very short for the other dimensions. probably belong to the same a.nimal.--Journ. As. Soc. vol. iv. p. 506, P1. XLIV. fig. 2. No. 333.--Sixth cervical vertebra, showing the anterior and posterior articulating surfaces, the former nearly entire; the bases of the anterior and posterior oblique processes present, but the articulating more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236790723
  • 9781236790729