RECORD: Darwin, C. R. n.d. Abstract of Cuvier in Annales du Museum (Paris), vol. 9. CUL-DAR73.42. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe 3.2014. RN1

NOTE: Cuvier, Frederic. 1809. Du Rut. Annales du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris 9: 118-130.

Reproduced with the permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


Tom. IX. Du Rut par F. Cuvier

p. 120. Simia nemestrina Menagerie of Paris has bred. — all male male, & most apparently female come into heat when well. p. 122. Genette or Viverra genetta bred twice. (most of the animals seem to come into heat.)

It appears in a wild state that the northern foxes & wolves — wild Boar in France. (Hares in Feb. & March) come into rut in winter. wild Deer in France in november. Hence perhaps want offood may in some slight degree check procreation. — (final end of time of rut, no doubt that young may be produced when food plentiful. Birds all in spring or summer.

p. 128. — no one of the birds of prey have coupled in menagerie — ; a Vultur fulvus laid egg — Rarely birds breed in domestication — Of the wild Duck tribe Anas tadurna alone (after attempts of many kind made) bred & that only once. (It is clear not so well managed as in Regents Park) — We possess a var. of Duck,

42 verso

Ther seems to be a species also Anas curvirostra & a Belgian var. mentioned by Pallas. Dict. nat. sc.

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