Records Volume 9

Records Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...crenulated, and all the hollows are filled with cement; the length of the three large teeth is 3 05 inches; the length of the penultimate tooth is 1'25 inches, and its breadth 0'9 inch. The teeth approach nearest to those of Hippotherium, but are distinguished among other characters by their elongated crowns, and by being inserted by distinot fangs as soon as they are protruded; in the latter character they agree with the American Protohippus and Merychippus, but are distinguished by having the antero-internal column detached from the antero-median column. The completeness of the median columns distinguishes these teeth from those of Anchitherium and its kindred. The generic name is derived from the name of the beds in which the specimen was found, and the specific name is given after Mr. Theobald, the discoverer of this and so many other Siwalik fossils. An examination of the remains of Siwalik Equidce in the Indian Museum has convinced me that, besides the above new genus, there are two species of true Equut from these deposits, --namely, E. sivalensis, and a new species; and that there are also two species of Hippotherium, --namely, H. antilopinum, and a larger new species. Two detached middle molars of the latter species are figured by H. von Meyer in the fifteenth volume of the German Palaeontographica, under the name of Equus primigenius (=Hippotherium gracile); a more complete series of the dentition of this species enables me to state that it is certainly distinct from the European species, which must consequently be expunged from the lists of Indian fossils. A memoir on the dentition of all the Indian fossil Eqy.id.ce, in which the new species will receive names, will subsequently appear. ICTITHBKIUM SlVALENSE, n. sp., nobis. The above...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236629582
  • 9781236629586