A Review of the Primates

A Review of the Primates

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...red of the specimens procured. PITHECUS LITTORALIS Elliot. Pithecus littoralis Elliot, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., IV, 8th Ser., 1909, p. 250. Type locality. Kuatun, Province of Fukein, China. Type in British Museum. Genl. Char. General hue tawny olive and black; tail short, bushy; fur loose, long, soft. Color. Female. Top of head and hind neck mummy brown speckled with ochraceous bufi; upper parts tawny olive and black grading into uniform russet on the rump; arms to elbows tawny olive, paler than the back; lower arms and hands olive brown speckled with yellow; outer surface of thighs russet; legs and feet bufi with an olive tinge; sides of head tawny olive; long, brown and black, stifi hairs over eyes on brow, inclining upward and to either side; entire under parts and inner side of limbs yellowish gray; tail above at base dark russet, darker than rump, remainder brownish black; beneath buff yellow; face flesh color covered sparsely with blackish brown hairs. Ex type British Museum No. O. 5. 8. 1. Measurements. Total length, 810; tail, imperfect, 200; from another specimen with complete tail, No. 71. 3. 3. 5; to end of hairs 280. Skull: total length, 118.6; occipito-nasal length, 102.7; Hensel, 79.3; zygomatic width, 83.7; intertemporal width, 46; width of braincase, 64.2; median length of nasals, 19.8; palatal length, 45.5; length of upper molar series, 33.2; length of mandible, 85.4; length of lower molar series, 37. Ex type British Museum. There are three specimens in the British Museum all females, but agreeing in texture and color of fur, two from Kuatun, and the third from the Zoological Society Gardens, evidently erroneously attributed to Cashmere. Both the Kuatun examples have lost a portion of their tails, but the third specimen has...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798031
  • 9781236798039