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An Introduction to the Study of Mammals Living and Extinct

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THIS work is, as the authors inform us in the preface, based largely upon the article Mammalia, together with forty shorter articles, written by Prof. Flower for the ninth edition of the “Encyclopædia Britannica.” Certain other articles by Dr. Dobson and Dr. St. George Mivart have also been made use of. The illustrations, most of which are admirable, are chiefly those prepared for the “Encyclopædia,” but many have been added. Mr. Oldfield Thomas, of the British Museum, has assisted the authors in special matters. To Mr. Lydekker fell the task of arranging the various articles made use of in proper sequence, filling up gaps and adding new matter, a large amount of which treats of the extinct forms.

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