image grandidier, a_histoire---madagascar_v17_plate 12
Image number: RS.11410
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Angonoka tortoise

Date

1910

Creator

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

After

Eugène Juillerat (b.1856, French), Artist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 244mm
width (print): 322mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Zoological studies of the juvenile angonoka tortoise Astrochelys yniphora (here styled Testudo hyniphora) shown from above and below. The reptile is native to Madagascar and was first described by Léon Vaillant in 1885.

Plate 12 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.12.’; and below: ‘Juillerat del. et pinx. L. Léchaudel lith. Testudo hyniphora, juv., Vaillant.’ An indication of scale ‘1/3’ is given behind the tortoise.

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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      > Madagascar