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Identifier: gameanimalsofind00lyde
Title: The game animals of India, Burma, Malaya, and Tibet; being a new and revised edition of ‘The great and small game of India, Burma, and Tibet,’
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Lydekker, Richard, 1849-1915
Subjects: Game and game-birds Mammals
Publisher: London, R. Ward, limited
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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ownat the points of origin of the legs ; the forehead, frombetween the eyes across the horn-crest, and so on tothe nape of the neck, is ashy grey, in some instancespassing into whitey brown or dirty white ; the muzzleis pale slate-coloured ; and the lower portions of thelimbs, from above the knees and hocks downwards, aretypically pure white. The iris of the eye is, in bothsexes, light blue. In cows and young bulls the generalhue is rather paler, in some cases, especially duringwinter and in dry and open districts, tending to rufous.Calves are stated to show a dark dorsal streak. Thehorns of cows (fig. 4) are smaller, thinner, and lessexpanded than those of bulls. The longest pair ofgaur horns definitely recorded as those of a cow arefrom Travancore, and are represented in the annexed . 56 The Gaur, or Indian Bison text-figure. They measured 24 inches in length alongthe outer curve, 13^ in basal circumference, and 13between the tips. Being essentially forest-dwelling animals, gaur are

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Fig. 4.—Skull and Horns of a Cow Gaur, from a specimen in the possession ofMr. A. O Hume. not, for the most part, found in the tall grass-junglesof the Ganges plain, which form the home of theIndian buffalo and rhinoceros, although to a certainextent they enter this tract along the foot of theHimalaya. Their ordinary resorts are the tracts ofhill-forests occurring in many parts of India, Burma, 57 Game Animals of India, etc. the Malay Peninsula, and probably also of Cochin-Chinaand Siam. These cattle are unknown in any of theIndo-Malay islands ; but there is a tradition that theyformerly existed in Ceylon, although if this werereally the case, it is probable they were introduced.The north-western range of the species in India isprobably limited by the Rajpipla Hills, in the neighbour-hood of Broach ; while to the west of the eightiethparallel of latitude the northern limit is nearly coincidentwith the line of the Narbada valley. Along the foot ofthe Himalaya gaur are found in the fo

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