. Mammals of the Mexican boundary of the United States : a descriptive catalogue of the species of mammals occurring in that region; with a general summary of the natural history, and a list of trees . Mammals; Mammals; Trees; Trees; Natural history; Natural history. 188 BULLETIN 56, UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM. of the tail is broadly black at the end, grizzled with gray, and rusty toward the base. The ears are extremely large and thick, densely coated with hairs on both surfaces, those of the concavity being long and somewhat curly. In proportion to the size of the animal the ears are nearl

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. Mammals of the Mexican boundary of the United States : a descriptive catalogue of the species of mammals occurring in that region; with a general summary of the natural history, and a list of trees . Mammals; Mammals; Trees; Trees; Natural history; Natural history. 188 BULLETIN 56, UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM. of the tail is broadly black at the end, grizzled with gray, and rusty toward the base. The ears are extremely large and thick, densely coated with hairs on both surfaces, those of the concavity being long and somewhat curly. In proportion to the size of the animal the ears are nearly or quite as large as those of the mule deer. The tail is short, full, and foxy, the white hairs not covering more than the lower half of its surface. The metatarsal glands are smaller than those of the mule deer, larger than in white-tailed deer. They are surrounded by a small tuft of whitish hairs which barely suffice to mark their location. There are no dusky hairs surrounding the light ones. The tarsal glands are also small, with inconspicuous tufts. There is nothing distinctive about the form or size of the hoofs or antlers; their measurements are given below. Measurements of the fresh s jd e c i m e n C skinned, but with head and limbs entire) : From tip of nose to eye, 150 mm.; to ear, 240; to tiji of ear, 450; to base of horn, 225; to occiput, 280. Ear, height above crown, 100; above notch, 145; width, 110. Distance h e t w e e n eyes, 100; Girth of head behind antlers,^ 420. Tail to end of vertebrse, 210; to end of hairs, 275. Eye, from inner canthus to lachrymal opening, 13; length of lachrymal opening, 13. Front hoof, length of an- terior edge (chord), 40; superior edge, 3C; inferior edge (i. e., greatest length of hoof measured below), 66; from tip of hoof to base of accessory hoof, 100; width of one great hoof, 21; Avidth of both taken together, 41; length of false hoof, its external edge, 28.5; its width at base, 17. Hind hocif, length of anterior edge, 40; super

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