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Image number: RS.12632
Credit: ©The Royal Society





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


E C Bousfield (active 1880s), Naturalist

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


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Microscopic views of ten different species of rotifer.

Figures 1-2 Alberta intrúsor Gosse
Figure 3 Eosphora ehrenbergi (here styled Notómmata naías)
Figures 4-5 Proáles decípiens Ehrenberg
Figure 6 Albertia naidis Bousfield (here styled Albértia náiadus)
Figure 7-10 Pleurotrocha Petromyzon Ehrenberg (here styled Proáles Petromyzon)
Figure 11 Ascomorphella volvocicola (here styled Proáles parasíta)
Figure 12-13 Cephalodella catellina Muller (here styled Digléna catellína)
Figure 14 Cephalodella gibba Ehrenberg (here styled Furculária gíbba)
Figures 15-16 Monommata longiseta Müller (here styled Furculíria longiséta)
Figure 17-18 Cephalodella gracilis Ehrenberg (here styled Furculária grácilis)

Figure 6 inscribed ‘Mr E C Bousfield.’ Species inscribed on facing page ‘1. Alberta intrúsor side view 2. dorsal view 3. Notómmata naías ventral view 4. Proáles decípiens side view 5. dorsal view 6. Albértia náiadus side view 7. Proáles Petromyzon side view, contracted 8. side view, expanded 9. head (enlarged) 10. ventral view 11. Proáles parasíta side view 12. Digléna catellína side view 13. dorsal view 14. Furculária gíbba side view 15. Furculíria longiséta dorsal view 16. side view 17. Furculária grácilis dorsal view 18. 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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