A review of the Primates Volume 1, v. 1

 
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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. 1912 Excerpt: ...the great toes enabled it to grasp even the smoothest surface firmly. The male's head was round in shape, the female had a more pointed nose. The cry it uttered was at times like that of a duck, but on other occasions was loud and piercing. GENUS LEMUR. TRUE LEMURS. 8--B 0--Oi 8--3 M-8--S--3 LEMUR Linn., Syst. Nat, I, 1758, p. 59; I, 1766, p. 44. Type Lemur catta Linnaeus. Prosimia Briss., Regn. Anim., 2nd ed., 1762, p. 156. Procebus Storr, Prodr. Meth. Mamm., 1780, p. 32, tab. A. Maki Muirhead, Brewst., Edinb. Encyclop., XIII, 1819, p. 405, (Part.). Varecia Gray, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1863, p. 135. Head fox-like; nose elongate; eyes large; superciliary ridges rising above forehead; ears large, tufted; chin and cheeks surrounded with long hair; arms shorter than legs; tail half as long as the body except L. Catta; wrists and ankles hairy; outside of the palm of hand, and at base of fingers are fleshy pads; mammae two, pectoral. Skull: facial portion elongate; mastoid region not inflated; incisors small, subequal, placed in front of canines, which are large and set in a notch on the jaw; all upper molars with an internal cingulum; upper premolars have one exterior cusp, with a supplementary one on the first, and the second premolar has a large interior cusp; the molars except the posterior, have seven cusps, two interior, two exterior, a small supplementary one in front, and two on the ridge between the exterior and anterior cusps; the posterior molar has only a front interior cusp. In the lower tooth row there is a diastema between the canines and the first premolars; these last are higher than the others and have a cutting edge; the lower molars except the last, have five cusps, two outer, two inner and an intermediate one, which is wanting on the last m...

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