The Southern Cone: Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay

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University of Chicago Press, 1992 - Mammals - 430 pages
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Order Marsupialia
14
Order Xenarthra Edentata
46
Order Chiroptera
69
Order Primates
134
Order Pinnipedia
179
Order Perissodactyla
226
Southern South America
407
Fauna of Southern South America
420
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Page 419 - Lyell, few countries have undergone more remarkable changes since the year 1535, when the first colonist of La Plata landed with seventy-two horses. The countless herds of horses, cattle, and sheep, not only have altered the whole aspect of the vegetation, but they have almost banished the guanaco, deer, and ostrich.
Page 419 - ... seventy-two horses. The countless herds of horses, cattle, and sheep, not only have altered the whole aspect of the vegetation, but they have almost banished the guanaco, deer, and ostrich. Numberless other changes must likewise have taken place; the wild pig in some parts probably replaces the peccari; packs of wild dogs may be heard howling on the wooded banks of the less frequented streams; and the common cat, altered into a large and fierce animal, inhabits rocky hills.

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