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Image number: RS.12637
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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 1-3 Brachíonus urceoláris Muller
Figures 4-5 Brachionus calyciflorus var. dorcas Gosse, (here styled Brachíonus dórcas)
Figure 6 Brachíonus rûbens Ehrenberg
Figure 7 Brachionus calyciflorus var. amphiceros Ehrenberg (here styled Brachíonus amphíceros)
Figure 8 Brachionus muelleri Ehrenberg (here styled Brachíonus mülléri)
Figures 9-10 Pómpholyx sulcáta Hudson

Figures 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 inscribed ‘P.H.G.’ Species listed on facing page ‘1. Brachíonus urceoláris side view 2. dorsal view 3. head-lobes; dorsal view 4. Brachíonus dórcas ventral view (& male) 5. side view 6. Brachíonus rûbens dorsal view (& male) 7. Brachíonus Amphíceros ventral view 8. Brachíonus Mülléri dorsal view 9. Pómpholyx sulcáta side view 10. front 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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