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There are no more Uving quaggas anywhere. This animal has become extinguished in our Zebras (Fig. enough however, are 11), own lifetime. still common in Africa, with their beautiful stripings on the head, and on the fore as well as on the hind regions of the body and Here is legs. an animal which, becoming extinct South Africa —the it giraffe is (Fig. feared, is 12). In has become extinct already. it But sportsmen now seek it It is still existing in great numbers in Equatorial Africa. in that region, and we hope now will be properly protected by Government.
Which have succause of these changes, the cause of the extinction of animals, 29 EXTINCT ANIMALS is a very elaborate and difficult question, and one which I do not propose to deal with at any length. It is connected, of course, with the whole doctrine of the origin of the different We kinds of animals. all now recognize that there has been a gradual development of the different forms animals by natural birth, of from ancestral forms more or less Uke themselves. But the more remote we get from the present day, in the line of descent, the less like are the The ancestors to the present form.
Photographs of three \vings structure • 231 inflight 171. I for comparison of their 233 life of two kinds of Jurassic (Dimorphodon and Rhampho- Probable appearance in Pterodactyles rhynchus) 173. Restored skeleton of the toothed Bird Ichthyornis 174. The Berlin specimen graphiru . 235 237 of the Archreopto-jfx litho. XX . . 238 LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS page Fig. 175. Plaotographs to on© scale of the South American ....... Cariama and the Phororachus 176. skull of the gigantic extinct Photographs to one scale and the giant Moa of Apteryx, the Ostrich Zealand, each with its of the New 242 egg 177.
Extinct animals by E Ray Lankester