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Image number: RS.11064
Credit: © The Royal Society

Alimentary canal of the chiton Lepidochitona cinereus




Vera Fretter (1905-1992, British), Zoologist

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height (drawing): 388mm
width (drawing): 318mm


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Zoological study of the alimentary canal of the marine mollusc Lepidochitona cinereus at x12 magnification, reconstructed from specimens collected at various locations in England and Wales.

Plate 1 from the paper ‘The structure and function of the alimentary canal of some species of Polyplacophora (Mollusca)’, by Vera Fretter, Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, vol.59 (1939), pp.119-164.

Not signed. Typed label pasted to the main drawing lower right with plate title and detailed key to the figure. Some pencilled instructions to the engraver are visible. Embossed upper left: ‘Goodall’s Bristol Board’. Upper right of the drawing is damaged, with a missing section.

Dr Vera Fretter was based successively at Royal Holloway College, Birkbeck College and the University of Reading, where she was a Reader in Zoology.

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