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Image number: RS.10027
Credit: © The Royal Society
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‘The Kolsun, or Wild Dog’ [Dhole]

Date

1833

Creator

printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850) English lithographer and draughtsman Thomas Fairland (1804-1852, British), Lithographer

After

L. I. Fidler (active 1830s)

Object type

Library reference

Tracts/x51/12

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 212mm
width (print): 266mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > dog

Description

Zoological study of an Indian wild dog, or dhole (Cuon alpinus), shown bending towards animal bones in a plains landscape.

Plate from the paper ‘Description of the wild dog of the Western Ghats’, by William Henry Sykes (London, 1833). Originally published in the Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society, volume 3. Inscribed ‘THE KOLSUN or WILD DOG’ Class Mammalia Order Carnivora Tribe Digitigrada Genus Canis. Drawn by L.I.Fidler Draftsman to Lt. Col. Sykes. Printed by C. Hullmandel. Lithographed for the Royal Asiatic Society, by T. Fairland.’

Associated place

<The World>
   > Asia
      > India