Monograph on this bird species. The Cracidae are an ancient group related to the Australasian Mound-builders. They are sometimes united with these in a distinct order, “Craciformes”, but this is not supported by more recent research which suggests that either is a well-marked, basal lineage of Galliformes. Sclater is also part author of “Book of Antelopes” (see Mendelssohn)
Publisher: From the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.
Date Published: 1870
Publication Place: London
Condition: Good, some neat marginalia
Binding: Marbled boards
Dimensions: 8vo. 42pp.