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The Wild Horse1

Nature volume 68, pages 271274 (23 July 1903) | Download Citation



IN the time of Pallas and Pennant, as in the days of Oppian and Pliny, it was commonly believed that true wild horses were to be met with, not only in Central Asia, but also in Europe and Africa. But ere the middle of the nineteenth century was reached, naturalists were beginning to question the existence of genuine wild horses; and somewhat later, the conclusion was arrived at that the horse had long “ceased to exist in a state of nature.”2

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    British Quadrupeds."

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    See Proceedings of the Roy. Geog. Soc., April, 1891.

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    , “The Horse,” pp. 78, 79.

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    "Wissenschaftliche Resultate der von N. M. Przewal-ki nach Central Asien.” Zool. Theil: Band i., Mammalia; Abth. 2, Ungulata. (St. Petersburg, 1902.)

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    , “Mammalia,” p. 240. (Macmillan, 1902.)

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