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PALAEONTOLOGY Vauxhall Bridge, in deposits of prehistoric age. Certain limb-bones in the collection from Peckham are likewise assigned to the same breed, and, if rightly determined, are probably newer than the remains of the bison and aurochs. Antlers and a lower jaw from Kew preserved in the British Museum testify to the former presence of the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in the county, while the existence of the red deer (Cervus elaphus] at the same epoch is indicated by a humerus (upper bone of the fore-leg) from Kew. That such animals as the hippopotamus and the reindeer should have coexisted in the same locality may seem very remarkable, but it is nevertheless attested by other evidence. 33