History of Quadrupeds Volume 1
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. 1781 edition. Excerpt: ...Indian isles: live in herds: More...
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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. 1781 edition. Excerpt: ...Indian isles: live in herds: have a very quick scent: feed on herbs and leaves of trees; never ravage gardens, like other swine: their flesh well-tasted. When pursued, and driven to extremities, rush into the sea, swim very well, and even dive, and pass thus from isle to isle: in the forests often rest their head, by hooking their upper tusks on some bough. The tusks, from their form, useless in fight. - The natural history of this animal is taken from Valentin's hist, of the East. Indies, from a translation Mr. Loten was so obliging to communicate to me. XI. RHINO-With one, sometimes two, lanre horns on the nose. CEKOS Each hoof cloyen into three parts.;66.Two-horned. Rhinoceros cornn gemino. Martial p. 103. JfeSlac. ip. 22. Pb. Tr. Abr. ix. 100. Flacourt. hist. Madag. 39J. Dt Bujson. xi. 910. Pb. Tr. vol. lvi. 32. tab. ii. xi. 186. Lobe Abist. 230. Kolbcit. ii. 101. Rhinoceros bicornis. Lin.fyst. 104. Br. Sfarmau. Stock, wettfc. Handl. 1778. mus. Lev. Mus. H. with two horns, one placed beyond the other. Nose and upper lip like the former. No fore teeth. The skin without any plicae or folds; much granulated of warty; of a deep cinereous grey. Between the legs smooth, and flesh-colored. In other parts are a few scattered stiff bristles, most numerous about the ears and end of the tail. Tail thick as a thumb: convex above and below: flatted on the sides. Feet not more in diameter than the legs: but the three hoofs project forward. Soles callous. Place. Inhabits Africa only. Observed first by Flacourt, in the bay of Saldagne, near the Cape. Within these sew years by Mr. Sparman, a learned Swede, at some distance N. of that promontory. He, with the laudable perseverance of a naturalist, watched the arrival of those and other animals at a..