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Image number: RS.12631
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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.

Figures 1-2 Notómmata auríta Müller
Figure 3 Notómmata trípus Ehrenberg
Figures 4-5 Notómmata colláris Ehrenberg
Figures 6-8 Itura aurita Ehrenberg (here styled Eósphora auríta)
Figures 9-10 Notómmata Cerberus Gosse (here styled Cópeus cérberus)
Figures 11-12 Diaschiza lacinulata Müller (here styled Notómmata lacinuláta)
Figure 13 Notómmata pachyura Gosse (here styled Cópeus pachyúrus)
Figure 14 Notómmata spicata Hudson (here styled Cópeus spicátus)

Figures 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 are inscribed ‘P.H.G.’ Species inscribed on facing page ‘1. Notómmata auríta dorsal view 2. side view 3. Notómmata trípus dorsal view 4. Notómmata colláris dorsal view 5. side view 6. Eósphora auríta dorsal view 7. do do 8. side view 9. Cópeus Cérberus side view 10. dorsal view 11. Notómmata lacinuláta side view 12. dorsal view 13. Cópeus pachyúrus dorsal view 14 Cópeus spicátus 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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