io2 BURMA, PAST AND PRESENT.
is not tesselated nor tuberculated, nor does it form a coat of mail.* The latter type is a much smaller species. It has a rugose black skin, clad with
bristly hairs. I have often heard natives speak of its u eating " fire. They say it has a propensity to attack the night fires of travellers. When Professor Oldham was engaged on a geological survey in the jungles of the Mergui district, his camp fires
* I shot a very fine male specimen of this species in the Tavoy district. It was described and figured by my late friend, Mr. Edward Blyth, the eminent naturalist. (See the " Bengal Asiatic Society's Journal, " vol. xxi. p. 156. ) Mr. Blyth was of opinion that the specimen I shot served to settle the question in his favour against Grey's assignment of this species to Rhinoceros Sumatrensis, which, as stated in the text, is a much smaller species.
head of a rhinoceros.head of a rhinoceros.