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Image number: RS.12627
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Charles Thomas Hudson (1828-1903, British), Naturalist


Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888, British), Naturalist

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height (card support): 412mm
width (card support): 303mm


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Microscopic views of five different species of rotifer.

Figure 1-2 Oecístes umbélla Hudson (here styled Oecístes umbélla)
Figure 3-6 Mícrocodon clávus Ehrenberg (here styled Mícrocodon clávus)
Figure 7-8 Ptygura intermedia (here styled Oecístes intermédius)
Figure 9-10 Asplánchna priodónta Gosse (here styled Asplánchna priodónta)
Figure 11 Conochílus dossuárius Hudson (here styled Conochílus dossuárius)

Figure 9 inscribed ‘P.H.G’ and species listed on facing page ‘1. Oecístes umbélla dorsal view. 2. obliquely central view. 3. Mícrocodon clávus central view. 4. Mícrocodon clávus side view. 5. eye and brain. 6. jaws. 7. Oecístes intermédius side view. 8. young female. 9. Asplánchna priodónta contracted. 10. male. 11. Conochílus dossuárius side 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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