Image from page 471 of "Records of big game with their distribution, characteristics, dimensions, weights, and horn & tusk measurements" (1914)
Authors: Ward, Rowland, 1848?-1912
Subjects: Game and game-birds
Contributing Library: Boston Public Library
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popotamus. PIGMY HIPPOPOTAMUS (Hippopotamus [Chceropotamus] liberiensis). The pigmy hippopotamus of Liberia and the adjacent parts of theWest Coast, measures only about 6 feet in length, and has habitsapproaching those of a pig. It also differs from the typical species byhaving, as a, rule, only one pair of incisor teeth between the tusks, inplace of two pairs, as well as in the relative size of the head and theconformation of the limbs. Measurements of a specimen shot near Salon, on the Mauwa River,about 2 miles from the Liberian frontier :— Length from nose to tip of tailHeight at withers .... Girth behind shoulders Weight about .... Curved tusks measured 3-| and 3-§ ins. (projectingfrom skull) ; girth 7%\ ins.37 ins.56 ins.600 lbs. 3f ins. Skull measurements of a Liberian specimen in the Tring Museum Length Width Weight Tusks.Total length. Girth. Locality. Owner. 13^ ins.7% ins.5 lbs. (Skarcies River, ]Karene District, J- Capt. E. J. Carter.Sierra Leone j 45: RECORDS OF BIG GAME
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Head of Wild Boar. The WILD BOAR (Sus scrofa). The European wild boar is a large coarse-haired species usuallywith an under-coat of woolly fur, no warts on the face, and standingfrom about 33 to $6 inches at the shoulder. It often lacks the crestor mane of long black bristles running from the nape down the backin its Indian cousin. Hungarian and Russian wild swine represent arace (S. scrofa attild) distinguished by its large size ; and several otherlocal races have been named. A Spanish boar killed by H.R.H. the Due dOrleans weighed 302 lbs. Distribution.—Europe, North Africa, and South-Westernand Central Asia. Tusks. Length on outside curve. Right. Left. Length oftusk outof gum. Locality. 13 Albania 12 Do. . 9l Andalucia . 9l Asia Minor J9i Caucasus . 9} Do. 9 Albania 8 24 Russia Owner. Lord Brackley. Lord Carnegie. H.R.H. the Due de Montpensier. Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, Bart.Prince E. Demidoff. Do. Sir Reginald Cathcart, Bart.Count J. Potocki. 131 OWNERS MEASUREMENTS.New
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