Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences Volume 19

Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences Volume 19

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...suited to its habits; and its flesh and hide are important items in the domestic economy of both settlers and Indians. 27. Antilocapra Americana, Ord. Several pairs of horns, and skins of the head, stuffed by the Indians to be used as decoys. Both the present species and the black-tailed deer are hunted by the Indians by this means. One pair of horns, taken near Fort Whipple, are remarkable for the great breadth of the prong, which springs from the extreme base of the shaft, and for the unusual degree of apical curvature of the latter; the tip being bent over until it points directly toward the base of the horn, and its axis is brought quite parallel with that of the upright portion. The antelope is still common on all the open plains of the central and northern portions. 28. Ovis Montana, Cuvier. Horns of this species were often met with about the bases of cliffs and precipices. The animal appears to be much less abundant now than formerly, aud only inhabits the most rugged and inaccessible mountainous regions. The buffalo (Bos omericanus, ) which formerly inhabited the Territory, has for many years been quite extinct. December 3d. The President, DR. HAYS, in the Chair. Thirty-five members present. Dr. H. Allen exhibited ten crania from the Morton collection, in which was seen the tertiary occipital condyle. This was situated in each instance upon the anterior border of the foramen magnum, was elevated, and more or less cireulnr. It was thought the "condyle " (i. e. facet) was the result of the odontoid process of the axis extending higher, as well as the basilar process being thicker than usual. These conclusions were horn out by the examination of a number of axes, in position, as well as disarticulated. In the former it more

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  • United States
  • English
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