The following is the original Latin of the passage from Becher (1669, II, p. 242) translated in the text:

“Varia quoque sunt historiae, quod ursi et simia cum fœminis coiverint, phantasia fœminina nihilominus seminis hujus bestialis particulas, licet ad formam ferarum destinatas, in contrariara humanam situationem disponente, ac verum hominem generante; licet pilosum, et valde robustum, ob particularum seminis fortitudinem.”

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