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Perrault, Claude, 1613-1688 / Memoir's for a natural history of animals : containing the anatomical descriptions of several creatures dissected by the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris
(1688)

The anatomical description of a chamois or gemp,   pp. 141-145


Page 141


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                           T H E
ANATOMICAL DESCRIPTION
                             OF A
     C HAMOIS I I
                          O R
M
7j7 He Cbamois or Gemp which we defcribe was fomewhat bigger than a
     Goat. It had longer leggs ; the Hair in recompence was fhorter.
The 1onogerf, which adorned the B--1lv and Thiclgs, exceeded not four Inches
and a half; on the Back it was much Ihorter. Th1e ilair which did cover
the Backand Flanks wasof two forts: For befides the great hair which did
appear, there was a Emall one very fhort, and fine, hid underneath, about
the roots of the greatefi, as in the Cagfor. The Head, Belly, and Leggs had
only the great Hair. At the places-where this Hair was long, as at the top
of the Head, on the Neck, Back, Flanks, and Belly, it was a little frizled,
and
waved as in Goats.
  The Ridge ofthe Back, the top of the Stomach, the bottom of the Throat,
Flanks,the Crown of the Head, and outfide of the Ears, was of a dark Minime
Colour. From the Ears to the Noftrills there was likewife a lift of the
Iame Colour, which Surrounded the Eyes. The reflt of the Hair was of a
foul reddifh white.
  The Tail exceeded not three Inches in length. The Ears were five. On
the infide they were bordered with a white Hair. The reft was finooth and
of a dark Cheftnut-Colour.
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