[Illustration: Fat-tailed sheep (four-horned ram).]
[Illustration: Fat-rumped sheep.]
The steinbock and the chamois, which live in the highest mountains, are still found, but other breeds, such as the argalis, which inhabited the foot hills and the high table lands, have disappeared, as Europe has become more thickly populated. We know that they formerly lived there, by the fossil remains of the oldest Pliocene in England (Ovis Savinii Newton), of the caves of bones near Stramberg in Moravia (Ovis argaloides Nehring), and of the diluvial strata near Puy-de-Dome Mountain in the south of France (Ovis antiqua Pommerol).
For the above and the accompanying illustrations we
are indebted to
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[Continued from supplement, No. 1172, page 18756.]
[Footnote 1: To be presented
at the Niagara Falls meeting (June,
1898) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and
forming part of Vol. six of the Transactions.]
By James W. See, Hamilton, Ohio, Member of the Society.
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