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Chapter One. Monkeys of the Old World. This is the Magot – perhaps the most noted of all the macacoes, since it was the earliest known to European nations, and is, in fact, the only species that is indigenous to Europe. It is the magot that inhabits the Rock of Gibraltar
Chapter One. It is the magot that inhabits the Rock of Gibraltar. Much has been written as to whether this monkey is really indigenous to Europe – some naturalists alleging that it reached Gibraltar from Africa, where it is also common. But it is not generally known that, on European ground, the magot is not confined solely to the Gibraltar Rock
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This classification is neither scientific nor natural, but as it serves to simplify the study of these quadrupeds or quadrumana, as they are termed it is here retained
com your best source for free audio books. This classification is neither scientific nor natural, but as it serves to simplify the study of these quadrupeds or quadrumana, as they are termed it is here retained. Moreover, as there is no genus of monkey, nor even a species, common to both hemispheres, such a division can do no harm.
In South America we find another form of badger in the Coati mondi, of which there are several varieties; and there, too, the .
In South America we find another form of badger in the Coati mondi, of which there are several varieties; and there, too, the racoon appears of a species distinct from those of the north. Some writers class the coati with the civets, but the creature has far more of the habits and appearance of a badger than of a civet cat; and therefore, whatever the anatomists may say, we shall consider the coati a badger. The reindeer, and other large quadrupeds, are often the victims of both; and it is even said that they can overcome the great elk; but this is not confirmed by the observations of any trustworthy traveller.
I have been called upon to write illustrative sketches to a series of engravings, designed by an eminent artist. In performing my part of the work I have thrown the Mammalia into twenty-four more or less to the picture designs-and have dwelt chiefly on the geographical distribution of the animals. The Cetaceae and Vespertilionidae are properly omitted.
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Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found: A Book of Zoology for Boys by Mayne Reid. Chapter One. Chapter Two. Monkeys of the New World. Weasels, Otters and Civets. Chapter Six. Tame Dogs. Rats and other Rodents. Chapter Ten. Beavers. Hares, Rabbits, and other Rodents.
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