See also:European ruminant (Capra hircus), which has for all
See also:time been regarded as the emblem of everything that is evil, in contradistinction to the
See also:sheep, which is the
See also:symbol of excellence and purity . Although the more typical goats are markedly distinct from sheep, there is, both as regards
See also:wild and domesticated forms, an almost
See also:complete gradation from goats to sheep, so that it is exceedingly difficult to define either
See also:group . The position of the genus Capra (to all the members of which, as well as some allied
See also:species, the name "
See also:goat " in its wider sense is applicable) in the
See also:Bovidae is indicated in the article BOVIDAE, and some of the distinctions between goats and sheep are mentioned in the article SHEEP . Here then it will suffice to mention that goats are characterized by the strong and offensive odour of the
See also:males, which are furnished with a
See also:beard on the
See also:chin; while as a general
See also:rule glands are
See also:present between the
See also:middle toes of the fore feet only . Goats, in the wild state, are an exclusively old-
See also:world group, of which the more typical forms are confined to
See also:Europe and south-western and central
See also:Asia, although there are two outlying species in
See also:northern Africa The wild goat, or pasang, is represented in Europe in the
See also:Cyclades and Crete by rather small races . 1, 183o, written 16o8–161o) ; P . Baldaeus, in
See also:Churchill's Voyages, vol . 3 (
See also:London, 1732) ; J . Fryer, A New Account of East India and
See also:Persia (London, 1698) ; A. de Mandelslo, Voyages (London, 1669) ;
See also:Les Voyages de M. de Thevenot aux lades Orientales (Amster-
See also:dam, 1799), and A .
See also:Hamilton, A New Account of the East Indies (London, 1774) . For
See also:Goa in the 2oth century see The Imperial Gazetteer of India . (K .
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