“WHERE is Moupin?” our readers will say, when they see the heading of this article. To this it may be replied that, if not already well known to zoologists, Moupin bids fair to become so very quickly, as it possesses one of the most strange and interesting faunas which have become known to us of late years. Moupin is the name of one of the small independent principalities lying on the extreme west of the great Chinese province of Setchuan. It does not appear to be marked on any of our charts, but if our readers will turn to the map of China and find Ching-tou, the capital of Setchuan, they will see still farther to the west a range of mountains designated the “Yungling Mountains,” which separate China proper from Thibet. Amongst these the district called Moupin is situated.
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The Mammals of Moupin . Nature 10, 32–33 (1874). https://doi.org/10.1038/010032a0