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Animal Figures in the Maya Codices by A. M. Tozzer and G. M. Allen

 
 

Table of Contents

I. SYNOPTIC CONSIDERATION OF THE MEANING AND OCCURRENCE OF ANIMAL FORMS

II. ZOOLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION AND ETHNOLOGICAL EXPLANATION OF ANIMAL FORMS.

LIST OF PLATES

Plate.
1. Mollusca: Fasciolaria gigantea, Oliva.
2. Insecta: Honey bee (Melipona).
3. Insecta and Myriapoda.
4. Arachnoidea, Arachnida, Crustacea.
5. Myriapoda, Pisces.
6. Pisces.
7. Amphibia.
8. Amphibia, Reptilia.
9. Reptilia: Rattlesnake (Crotalus).
10. Reptilia: Serpents.
11. Reptilia: Serpents.
12. Reptilia: Iguana, Lizards.
13. Reptilia: Crocodile.
14. Reptilia: Turtles.
15. Aves: Herons, Frigate-bird.
16. Aves: Ocellated Turkey (Agriocharis ocellata).
17. Aves: King Vulture (Sarcorhamphus papa).
18. Aves: King Vulture (S. papa), Black Vulture (Catharista urubu).
19. Aves: Vultures.
20. Aves: Harpy Eagle (Thrasaetos harpyia).
21. Aves: Yucatan Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus mayensis).
22. Aves: Yucatan Horned Owl (B. v. mayensis).
23. Aves: Yucatan Screech Owl (Otus choliba thompsoni).
24. Aves: Quetzal (Pharomacrus mocinno).
25. Aves: Blue Macaw (Ara militaris).
26. Aves: Parrots, Turkeys.
27. Aves: Miscellaneous.
28. Various animals.
29. Mammalia: Armadillo and miscellaneous.
30. Mammalia: Deer, Hare.
31. Mammalia: Yucatan Deer (Odocoileus yucatanensis).
32. Mammalia: Yucatan Peccary (Tayassu angulatum yucatanense), Yucatan Deer (O. yucatanensis).
33. Mammalia: Yucatan Peccary (T. a. yucatanense).
34. Mammalia: Jaguar, Puma.
35. Mammalia: Jaguar, Coyote, Bear.
36. Mammalia: Dog (Canis).
37. Mammalia: Dog (Canis).
38. Mammalia: Leaf-nosed Bat (Vampyrus or Phyllostomus).
39. Mammalia: Monkey (Cebus) and miscellaneous.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT

Fig.
1. Top of Altar T, Copan (Maudslay, I. Pl. 95) 320
2. Pottery whistle from Uloa Valley, Honduras, representing a vulture. Peabody Museum Memoirs. I. No. 4, fig. 15 332
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Glyphs of Maya month Moan showing moan-bird characteristics 339
7. Quetzal from the bas-relief of the Temple of the Cross, Palenque 341
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Glyphs for Maya month Kankin (Ribs of dogs) 364
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Glyphs for Maya month Zotz (Bats) 365
15. Pottery whistle from Uloa Valley, Honduras (Peabody Museum Memoirs, I, No. 4, fig. 14), representing an ape 366
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Glyphs for Maya day Chuen 367
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Glyphs of God C. (Schellhas, Peabody Museum Papers, IV, No. 1) 368