Sketches of Natural History of Ceylon

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Language: English
Wordcount: 160,865 / 525 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.7
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 411
Added to site: 2004.11.13
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Genres: Nature, Science
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s habits and gentleness Its skeleton

Ruminantia.--The Gaur Oxen Humped cattle Encounter of a cow and a leopard Draft oxen Their treatment A Tavalam Attempt to introduce the camel (note) Buffaloes Sporting buffaloes Peculiar structure of the foot

Deer

Meminna

Elk

Wild-boar

Elephants Recent discovery of a new species Geological speculations as to the island of Ceylon Ancient tradition Opinion of Professor Ansted Peculiarities in Ceylon mammalia The same in Ceylon birds and insects Temminck's discovery of a new species of elephant in Sumatra Points of distinction between it and the elephant of India Professor Schlegel's description

Cetacea Whales The Dugong Origin of the fable of the mermaid Credulity of the Portuguese Belief of the Dutch

Testimony of Valentyn

List of Ceylon mammalia

CHAP. II

THE ELEPHANT

* * * * *

Its Structure.

Vast numbers in Ceylon

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