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Identifier: museileverianiex121792shaw Title: Musei Leveriani explicatio, anglica et latina Year: 1792 (1790s) Authors: Shaw, George, 1751-1813 Ryley, Charles Reuben, 1752?-1798, ill Reinagle, Philip, 1749-1833, ill Stone, Sarah, ca. 1760-1844, ill Skelton, William, 1763-1848, engraver Edwards, Sydenham, 1769?-1819, engraver Subjects: Lever, Ashton, Sir, 1729-1788 Leverian Museum (London, England) Zoology Natural history museums Mammals Birds Publisher: [London] : Impensis Jacobi Parkinson Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: hominis defcripfit ; aliamque fimis Satyri va-rietatem nomine Hominis Troglodytis infignivit; qus tamen iterum et refte infuo loco memoratur, viz. in genere fimiarum. Species quoque de qua jam lo-quimur eandem fubiit generis mutationcm, femel nempe a Linnaso defcriptaeft titulo Hominis Laris. Depinxit earn Buffonus, ut plerumque cernitur, higram. Speciem hanc pras-cjpue diftinguit immenfa bractiiorum longitude, qus ad humum pertingunt, cumerefta fteterit. Cauda penitus caret; unguefque funt rotundati, ut hominis.Varias Indis Orientals partes inhabitat, Bengalam prsecipue interiorem. Inter-dum ad humanam crefcit altitudinem : fed exftat quoque varietas minor, huicomnino confimiiis, nifi quod dimidiatam attingat proceritatem. Simia quam fi-gura illuftraffe jam diximus BufFonum, faciem habet fufcam, quje cingitur barbaalba lateque palfa : pedes quoque fere albi. Ut verum fatear, non prorllis im-poffibile exiftimo ut fit hcEc noftra vere diverfa a nigra, licet illi nimis fitaffinis. T H E Text Appearing After Image: I. I* tiyrty .,. . I -/-«l, ..«..< SIMIA ILOTTi&IMANA THE LOTSfG-AKMED GrBlBOST ..< A ^/,.a<;,fyr ^ ^. ■/?,,<:, „.„,» A«„»,^«„,.,^^ a;^.,^. ( 55 )THE LONG-ARMED GIBBON. GENERIC CHARACTER. Front teeth in each jaw 4, placed near together. Ganine Teeth folitary, longer than the othersj diftant from the remain-ing teeth, or grinders.Grinders obtufe. SPECIFIC CHARACTER, &c. Tail-lefs Ape, bare behind, with extremely long arms-Grand Gibbon, and Petit Gibbon. Buffon. t. 14. f. 92. /.2^3.Long-armed Ape. Pennant. Hifi. ^tadr. f. 170. THE genus Simia, fo nearly allied in external appearance, as well as in-ternal conformation, to that of Homo, contains fo great a number offpecies, that a complete and accurate defcription of the whole tribe is yetamongft the defiderata of fcience; and the difficulty of obtaining it is ftillincreafed by the great variety to which the fpecles are fometimes fubjeifl.Of this the animal figured on the annexed plate is a remarkable i Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.

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