RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1844. Brit. Mus. /44/ saw a wonderful carnivore from Pampas. CUL-DAR205.9.190. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 9.2021. RN1

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Brit. Mus. /44/ saw a wonderful carnivore from Pampas with lower canine forced into line with incisors - upper canine enormous.  Waterhouse this in Lunds hyaena!!! spoke of the large canine having drawn nutriment from lower. (Brazilian bones apparently contemp with recent fresh - water shells - cases slowly filled.) Rhinoceros from Pampas!!! (old bones in cases such as Mylodon &c gnawed by rats, as recent bones are.) Toxodon is a Pachyderm Waterhouse Thinks =

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