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Image number: RS.12620
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Límnias rotifers




Charles Thomas Hudson (1828-1903, British), Naturalist

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height (drawing): 354mm
width (drawing): 252mm
height (card support): 412mm
width (card support): 303mm


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Microscopic views of three different species of rotifer.

Figure 1 Límnias ceratophylli Schrank (here styled Límnias ceratophylli)
Figure 2 Límnias annulata Bailey (here styled Límnias annulátus)
Figure 3 Cephalosiphon limnias Ehrenberg (here styled Cephalosiphon límnias)

Inscribed ‘Pl VI’ top right, ‘C.T. Hudson ad viv del.’ bottom left and on facing page ‘1. Límnias ceratophylli, central view, 1a. side view, contracted, 1b. side view, expanded, 1c. cluster, 1d. head, side view, 1e. buccal funnel, mastax sc, 1f. head & vascular system, 1g. young female. 2 Límnias annulátus central view, 2a. retracted, 2b. dorsal view, (head), 2c. head from above, 2d. head retracted. 3. Cephalosiphon límnias group, 3a. dorsal view, 3b. central view.’

Illustration from The original drawings of the Rotifer by Charles Thomas Hudson, 1886. A collaborative work with Philip Henry Gosse which was published in two volumes The Rotifera or Wheel-Animalcules (London 1886).

Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888) was a British naturalist he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1856.

Charles Thomas Hudson (1828-1903) was a British naturalist, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society 1889.

Object history

Presented by Miss Florence Hudson, 1921.

The donation is recorded in the Royal Society’s Council Minutes: ‘The Secretaries reported the receipt of a bound volume of original drawings of the Rotifera, by C.T. Hudson, F.R.S., bequeathed to the Society by the late Miss Florence Hudson.’ Royal Society Minutes of Council, Printed, v.12 1920-1926, minute 17, meeting 28 April 1921, p.43.

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