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Image number: RS.12636
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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.

Figure 1 Euchlanis incisa Carlin (here styled Euchlánis tríguetra)
Figures 2-4 Euchlánis lyra Hudson
Figures 5-6 Euchlánis dilatáta Ehrenberg
Figure 7 Euchlanis dilatata f. unisetata Leydig (here styled Euchlánis uniséta)
Figures 8-11 Euchlánis defléxa Gosse
Figure 12 Anuraéa aculeáta Ehrenberg

Figures 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 inscribed ‘P.H.G.’ Species inscribed on facing page ‘1. Euchlánis tríguetra side view 2. Euchlánis lyra dorsal view 3. ventral view 4. extremity of toe 5. Euchlánis dilatáta ventral view 6. dorsal view 7. Euchlánis uniséta side view 8. Euchlánis defléxa ventral view 9. dorsal view 10. mastax (jaws) side view 11. do: do: dorsal view 12. Anuraéa aculeáta mastax (jaws).

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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