image grandidier, a_histoire---madagascar_v9_plate 2
Image number: RS.11348
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Silky sifaka

Date

1875

Creator

Marie Firmin Bocourt (1819-1904, French), Biologist
Auguste Faguet (1841-1886, French), Illustrator

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 306mm
width (print): 222mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Zoological study of the Silky sifaka, Propithecus candidus (here styled Propithecus diadema var. sericeus), a lemur native to Madagascar. The primate is shown in a forest landscape.

Plate 2 from the book Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar…volume IX Histoire naturelle des mammifères, by Alphonse Milne Edwards and Alfred Grandidier (Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1875).

The plate is inscribed top: ‘Madagascar. Mammifères. Pl.2’ ; and below: ‘Bocourt et Faguet pinxt. Imp. Becquet à Paris. Propithecus diadema var.sericeus.’

Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1835-1900) French mammalologist and ornithologist.
Alfred Grandidier (1836-1921) French naturalist and explorer.

Associated place

<The World>
   > Africa
      > Madagascar