|Title||Unpublished paper, 'On Ovibos moschatus (Blainville)' by W [William] Boyd Dawkins|
|Description||Dawkins writes on Ovibos moschatus or the muskox, describing its natural history, habits and present range, osteology, fossil remains, comparative measurements and its relation to Bootherium. Comparative measurements are presented in a series of tables. |
Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Includes two sketches of a skull fragment of a muskox, and sketches of the ground and geology of the area in which the fragment was found.
Subject: Zoology / Geology / Palaeontology
Received 9 May 1867. Read 23 May 1867. Communicated by [Thomas Henry] Huxley.
Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 15 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Ovibos moschatus (Blainville)'.
|Physical description||Ink, coloured pencil and graphite pencil on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1866.0118|
|Related records in the catalogue||MC/8/158|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA6232||Dawkins; Sir; William Boyd (1837 - 1929)||1837 - 1929|
|NA8243||Huxley; Thomas Henry (1825 - 1895)||1825 - 1895|