Observations on the bones of hyenas and other animals in the cavern of Lunel, near Montpellier
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Observations on the bones of hyenas and other animals in the cavern of Lunel, near Montpellier and in the adjacent strata of marine formation

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Published by William Blackwood, T. Cadell in Edinburgh, London .
Written in English


  • Hyenas -- France.,
  • Paleontology, Stratigraphic -- France.,
  • Carnivora -- France.

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Statementby W. Buckland.
SeriesLandmarks of science II
LC ClassificationsQ111 .H35, QL737.C2 .H35
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 242-246
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21866624M

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