image grandidier, a_histoire---madagascar_v17_plates 8-9
Image number: RS.11409
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Radiated tortoise

Date

1910

Creator

Louis Léchaudel (fl. 1890-1918, French), Lithographer

After

Jobin (fl. 1890-1910, French), Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 322mm
width (print): 474mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Zoological studies of a juvenile radiated tortoise Astrochelys radiata (here styled Testudo radiata, Shaw) and the same creature at average age, with details of shell patterning. The reptile is native to Madagascar.

Plates 8-9 from the book Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar…volume XVII Histoire naturelle des reptiles, by Léon Vaillant and Guillaume Grandidier (Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1910).

The plate is inscribed top: ‘Madagascar. Reptiles. Pl.8-9.’; and below: ‘Jobin del. L. Léchaudel lith. Testudo radiate, Schaw (Jeune âge et âge moyen).’

Léon Louis Vaillant (1834-1914) was a French zoologist.
Guillaume Grandidier (1873–1957) was a French geographer and zoologist.

Associated place

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   > Africa
      > Madagascar