An Annotated Bibliography of the Fossil Mammals of Africa (1742-1950)
(London: Printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1954). . Number 8 in the series 'Fossil Mammals of Africa' produced by the British Museum (Natural History). 310 x 235 mm; printed wrappers; pp. (ii) + 194, incl. index. Backstrip disintegrated at head and tail; wrappers a bit sunned and curled; small piece missing from bottom fore-corner of upper cover. Good. 'This bibliography, an expansion of one begun for our own use, bears the impress of its origin. It is designed for zoologists interested in the comparative anatomy, distribution and history of the mammalian faunas of Africa, rather than for geologists and archaeologists. Nevertheless, these may derive assistance from the faunal lists, the geological horizons, and the occasional note of the type of artefact associated with the fossils. Taxonomers, who have to spend so much of their time in the study of "la stérile nomenclature des objets", to borrow a phrase from Lamarck, will find here and there notes that we hope may help them; neither have librarians and other bibliographers been forgotten as we worked.'.
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Mots-clés: Bibliographies. . Bones. Archaeology. . Prehistory. African Animals