Transactions, American Philosophical Society (vol. 24, Part 2, 1935-June)

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Page 39 - tusks are smaller and lighter in weight the further one advances towards the North, so that it is a rare occurrence on the islands to find a tusk of more than three poods in weight, whereas on the continent they are said to weigh as much as twelve poods. 7
Page 44 - How this animal can collect such a mass of fat in Spitzbergen where the vegetation is so scanty and the summer so short" 5 may be answered only by the statement that we cannot always understand the limits of adaptation of wild animals to surrounding conditions. 1 Osborn, HF, "Age of Mammals,
Page 41 - forming immense local accumulations which become both richer and more extensive the further one advances to the north," ' and that those of the rhinoceros are found separately. It makes plausible the suggestion that the habits of these extinct animals closely corresponded with those of recent elephants, which usually wander in herds, and of recent rhinoceroses which prefer solitude.
Page 68 - Akademie der Wissenschaften zu St. Petersburg, ausgeführt und in Verbindung mit vielen Gelehrten herausgegeben,
Page 69 - an Exile in Arctic Siberia. The Narrative of a Russian who was compelled to turn Polar Explorer for two Years: Nat. Geogr. Mag., XLVI, pp. 695-718, Washington, 1924.
Page 19 - to the carcass of the animal. He says that a mammoth was of a dark-brown color and emitted a great stench. Its tail was like a horse, and its feet short. 1 The first direct mention of a carcass of a mammoth discovered in the frozen ground of Siberia belongs to Ysbrand Ides who, in 1692, was sent by Peter the Great as an envoy to China
Page 69 - der Erforschung des im Jahre 1901 am Ufer der Beresowka entdeckten männlichen
Page 13 - at Obdorsk, and some found its way also to Tobolsk. 1 Middendorff 2 supposing that the ivory of at least 100 mammoths was delivered yearly to market, estimated the number of animals which had been discovered for two hundred years before his time at 20000, a figure which has been considered much too low by
Page 28 - On the last days of the Siberian Traveler ID Tscherski. 7 "Meeting of the Physico-Mathematic Section of the Russian Academy Sc., January 15, 1892: Mem. Acad. Sc., XLIX," p. 54, St. Petersburg, 1892. discovered a well preserved head of a mammoth bearing only one tusk of much smaller dimensions than the first one, about 63
Page 31 - In 1907, the Governor of the Territory of Yakutsk reported to the Academy a new mammoth found by a Lamut, V. Dyacov (34), on the shore of the river Sanga-Yurakh (the same river where a mammoth-locality was examined by Toll, in 1893), about 200 miles northeast of a small Russian settlement Kosachye on river Yana.

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