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Animals -- Chinchilla

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Date Issued: 1852
Content: Printed on border: "Cricetus laniger, Desm." "This interesting animal, which produces the fur which passes under its name, is a species of field mouse, and is common in the high plains of Chili and Peru. It is about nine inches in length, and has a tail about half the length of its body. It sits upon its haunches, and takes its food in its fore paws like a squirrel. It feeds chiefly upon bulbous roots." Foxing on image.
Source note: The naturalist's library : containing scientific and popular descriptions of man, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, reptiles and insects, according to the classifications of Stark. (New York : Kearny, 1852) Gould, Augustus A. (Augustus Addison) (1805-1866), Editor.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17679132
Barcode: 33333159392592
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 71309530-c534-012f-3981-58d385a7bc34
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  • 1852: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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The chinchilla