image grandidier, a_histoire---madagascar_v17_plate16
Image number: RS.11411
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Spider tortoise

Date

1910

Creator

Étienne Alexandre Arnould Locard (1841-1904, French), Naturalist

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

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

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Zoological studies of the Spider tortoise, Pyxis arachnoiodes, a reptile native to Madagascar.

Plate 16 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.16.’; and below: ‘Arnoul pinxt. Imp. Becquet fr. Paris. Pyxis arachnoides.’

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