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Image number: RS.12628
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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 eight different species of rotifer.

Figure 1-5 Syncháeta trémula
Figure 6-8 Syncháeta Báltica Ehrenberg
Figure 9-10 Syncháeta pectináta Ehrenberg
Figure 11 Triárthra mystacína Ehrenberg
Figure 12 - 13 Triárthra breviséta Gosse
Figure 14 Syncháeta oblónga Ehrenberg
Figure 15 Filinia longiseta Ehrenberg (here styled Triárthra longiséta)
Figure 16-20 Polyárthra platyptera Ehrenberg

Figures 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19 and 20 inscribed ‘P.H.G.’ Species listed on facing page ‘1. Syncháeta trémula dorsal view. 2. side view. 3. foot & antennae 4. male. 5. jaws. 6. Syncháeta Báltica dorsal view. 7. side view. 8. contracted. 9. Syncháeta pectináta dorsal view. 10. front view. 11. Triárthra mystacína side view. 12. Triárthra breviséta dorsal view. 13. side view. 14. Syncháeta oblónga dorsal view. 15. Triárthra longiséta side view; & winter egg. 16. Polyárthra platyptera dorsal view. 17. side view. 18. a plume. 19. tip of a plume. 20. male.’

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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