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Image number: RS.12630
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Rotifer

Date

1886

Creator

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

Object type

Material

Dimensions

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

Subject

Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology
   > Natural history
Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Microscopic views of four different species of rotifer.

Figure 1 Asplánchna priodónta Gosse
Figure 2 Epiphanes senta Muller (here styled Hydátina sénta)
Figure 3-6 Gastropus hyptopus Ehrenberg (here styled Nótops hyptopus)
Figure 7-8 Epiphanes clavulata Ehrenberg (here styled Nótops clavulátus)

Species listed on facing page ‘1. Asplánchna priodónta front view 2. Hydátina sénta male 3. Nótops hyptopus dorsal view 4. side view; skewing lateral canals 5. side view 6. mastax (jaws) 7. Nótops clavulátus side view 8.'

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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