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Extinct and Recent Irish Mammals

Naturevolume 18page141 (1878) | Download Citation

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PROF. BOYD DAWKINS, in his interesting “Preliminary treatise on the Relation of the Pleistocene Mammals to those now living in Europe,” just published by the Palæontographical Society, places the Irish elk (Cervus megaceros) among the prehistoric mammals in consequence of its presence “in the peat bogs of England, Scotland, and Ireland;” indeed, in a former monograph on the British Pleistocene Mammals, by Messrs. Dawkins and Sandford, and published by the same Society, it is stated that “the C. megaceros, C. tarandus, C. elaphus, and Bos longifrons, have been found associated in peat in Ireland.

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