Corrects errors of detail in Variation.
The Quarterly | Journal of Science. | Worsley Villa, St. Domingo Grove, | Liverpool,
April 10 1868
May I beg you to refer to the following portions of your last
published work: (Animals Under dom
At p 49— you speak of ``6 or 7 other living species of the genus Equus.''
At p 60 of ``the other 7 or 8 other species of the genus.''
At p 61. ``because all species of the genus Equus''
At p 55 you explain analogous variation: ``a variation occurring in a species or variety which resembles a normal character in another distinct species or variety''. At p 64 you illustrate ``analogous variations'', (certain peculiarities are) ``all cases of analogous variation in the horse or ass.'' And finally: at pps 62— & 64 you speak of ``Asinus tæniopus: A. Burchellii, & quagga.—
Probably some of your readers may, like myself, not be able to understand
Yours very truly | James Samuelson
Chas Darwin E
- f1 6110.f1The reference is to Variation.
- f2 6110.f2All the pages cited by Samuelson are in the first volume of Variation. Asinus taeniopus is now classed as a subspecies of Equus asinus, the African wild ass. Asinus Burchellii is now Equus burchellii or E. quagga burchellii, Burchell's zebra. The quagga, which became extinct in the wild in the 1870s, is now classified as E. quagga quagga (Groves and Ryder 2000, p. 20).
- f3 6110.f3John Jenner Weir.