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I WHERE GOATS COME FROM. I It has been generally believed that the j different varieties of. the European domesti- cated goat are descended from the paseng, or bezoar goat (Capra oegagrus). During the laying of a water main at Iloczow, in eastern Galieta, fairly well preserved skins of fossil goats were found. It evidently belongs to a hitherto unknown extinct species, which has been named "Cpara prisca." The con- formation of the skull is quite different from that of the skull of "C. oegagrus," and of jt) subsj)ecies, the Cretan goat, and th0 wild goat of the island of Erimomilos, but is identical with that of the so-called Jura wild goat, which was proved by Lorenz- Liburnau to be merely the domest i c goat re- verted to a wild state. The skull of the extinct t.^ecies also closely resembles that of most of the European domet-icated breeds. It 1 hn" appears that most of the hitter are probably derived from "C prisca," though a few breeds, such as the old Alpine breed of Salzburg, are evidently descended from "C- crgngrus."

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