The antelope and deer of America by John Dean CatonThe antelope and deer of America by John Dean Caton

The antelope and deer of America

byJohn Dean Caton

Paperback | July 8, 2012

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...antlers for the lower half are outward, then they gracefully curve in slightly inward directions, when they approach each other for the upper half, so that the points are but four and one half inches apart, while at the point of widest separation they are six inches and ten lines asunder. No tubercles appear above the burrs, but the longitudinal channels for the arteries of the periosteum are very distinct. There are no tines proper on these antlers, but the basal snags are unusually developed for the size of the antlers. The notches at the ends present distinct points, so that we may be justified in saying that each antler presents three points. These antlers are remarkably stout for their length and worn quite smooth by abrasion. These antlers, it will be observed, are much more palmate than any of the others, except the moose and the caribou, which this deer also resembles, as we have already seen, in the absence of the metatarsal gland; and so in another important feature, also, we see these extremes meet where they widely differ from the intermediate species. On a young buck which I have of this species, the first antlers were deformed from injuries. The second antlers are two and one half inches long, with a rudimentary basal snag, showing as yet no tendency to flatten. I have another pair from a two-year old buck much smaller than these, but with the same characteristics. The antlers on the Ceylon buck in my grounds, which in size, form, and color, most resembles the Acapulco deer, may not be entirely neglected. Those of the first pair grown on this buck after I got him are considerably smaller than those first described; they are straighter and much more cylindrical, although they show a little disposition to flatten towards the ends. But...
Title:The antelope and deer of AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217377882

ISBN - 13:9780217377881

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