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Image number: RS.12629
Credit: ©The Royal Society





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

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


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Microscopic views of three different species of rotifer.

Figure 1-5 Epiphanes senta Muller (here styled Hydátina Sénta)
Figure 6 Rhinops vitreus Hudson (here styled Rhinops vitrea)
Figure 7-13 Epiphanes brachionus Ehrenberg (here styled Nótops brachíonus)

Species listed on facing page ‘1. Hydátina Sénta dorsal view. 2. central (a young specimen) 3. male. 4. side view (female) 5. do. invested with a fungal growth. 6. Rhinops vitrea central view. 7. side view 8. mastax (jaws) 9. end of proboscis, with eyes, & their nerve threads. 10. Nótops brachíonus dorsal view 11. central view 12. male 13. a frontal cushion bearing styles [?]’

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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