The Indo-Chinese Forest Ox or Kouprey (Classic Reprint)

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As far as I can determine this is the first specimen of the kouprey that has been available for comparison and detailed description in any natural history museum. The present memoir deals with this most remarkable bovid.

The history of our ten-year knowledge of the animal is detailed in the Historical Appendix.

In the comparative description the kouprey is compared with a gaur and bantin shot within 200 km. Of the same locality, for before the discovery of the kouprey these were the only two living kinds of wild taurine cattle from the forests of southeastern Asia (i regard the gayal as a semi-domesticated descendant of the gaur).

In my external comparison of these three forms I have described the kouprey hide in considerable detail. The principal significant external differences by which the kouprey differs from the two others are limited to the marking of the lower legs, the peculiar horns with their relation to the skull, and the elongated tail.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - Harold Jefferson Coolidge Jr.


Published Date - August 22 2019

ISBN - 9780331595109

Dimensions -

Page Count - 161


Published Date - August 22 2019

ISBN - 9781334747151

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.9 cm

Page Count - 163

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