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Anderson, J., 1872. Notes on Rhinoceros sumatrensis, Cuvier. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1872 February 6: 129-132

Location: Asia - South Asia - India
Subject: Morphology - Skin
Species: Sumatran Rhino

Original text on this topic:
[Female shown in Calcutta 1872 in transit to London] The shoulder-fold is the most strongly marked of all the folds, which are much less decidedly developed than in the two other species of Asiatic Rhinoceros. It is prolonged over the back from side to side, and below passes on to the outside of the limb, for a short way at the elbow-joint. At the latter point there is another strong fold below it, passing upwards and forwards across the outside of the limb, on the front aspe6t of which it bends inwards and slightly downwards to the chest. The fold before the haunch, between the groin and the back, is short and less strongly marked than the shoulder-fold; and its upper extremity is on a level with the head of the femur, its direction being downwards and somewhat forwards. The two folds on the back of the haunch are very short, and the internal extremity of the upper one is on a level with the lower margin of the genital orifice; the fold below them, across the leg, passes forwards and downwards, and is the most indistinctly marked of all the folds, almost disappearing when the limb is stretched backwards. The more or less pendulous fold of the neck arises from behind and below the level of the ear, and is continuous below with its fellow of the opposite side; the skin behind this fold is loose, and forma another fold, which disappears, however, when the neck is raised.

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