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Image number: RS.12634
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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 six different species of rotifer.

Figures 1-2 Trichotria tetractis (here styled Dinócharis tetráctis)
Figures 3-7 Trichotria pocillum (here styled Dinócharis pocíllum)
Figures 8-12 Beauchampiella eudactylota (here styled Scarídium eudactylótum)
Figures 13-14 Squatinella lamellaris f. mutica (here styled Stéphanops múticus)
Figures 15-16 Squatinella rostrum (here styled Stéphanops lámellaris)
Figures 17-19 Scaridium longicauda (here styled Scarídium longicáudum)
Figure 20 Trichotria pocillum (here styled Dinócharis pocíllum)

Figures 1, 2, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19 inscribed ‘P.H.G.’ Species inscribed on facing page ‘1. Dinócharis tetráctis dorsal view 2. side view 3. Dinócharis pocíllum dorsal view 4. side view 5. ventral view. 6. lorica, dorsal view 7. foot of variety 8. Scarídium eudactylótum dorsal view 9. ventral view 10. side view 11. mastax & eye & brains 12. junction of toes & foot 13. Stéphanops múticus dorsal view 14. side view 15. Stéphanops lámellaris dorsal view 16. side view 17.Scarídium longicáudum dorsal view 18. side view 19. head, side view (enlarged) 20. Dinócharis pocíllum mastax.'

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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