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HAUGHTON, SIDNEY HENRY - Reptilian Remains from the Karroo Beds of East Africa

(London: Longmans, 1924). . Signed "With the author's compliments" to upper cover. Offprint from the 'Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society' (vol. lxxx, pt. 1, pp. 1-11 & pls. i-ii.). 218 x 141 mm; printed pink stitched wrappers; pp. 11 + (i); plates. Slight damp-stain to fore-edge of plates; a little spotting. Very good condition. "The fossil remains described and discussed in this paper were taken from about the middle of the Karroo Beds near Tanga, on the coast of the Tanganyika Territory, by Mr. F. P. Mennell, F.G.S, who was good enough to forward the specimens to me for examination... It is not necessary to dwell on the importance of Mr. Mennell's discovery. From extra-South African areas very few of its animals have been found within the boundaries of Gondwanaland; that some of them were spread outside its confines is well-known; but hitherto there has been a big geographical gap between the South African localities yielding Gondwana fauna and those of Europe. This discovery marks the first step in the bridging of that gap ... ".
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