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Image number: RS.12638
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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 five different species of rotifer.

Figures 1-3 Brachíonus pála Ehrenberg
Figues 4-5 Brachíonus bakéri Ehrenberg
Figure 6 Brachionus muelleri Ehrenberg (here styled Brachíonus Mülléri)
Figures 7-9 Brachíonus anguláris Gosse
Figures 10-11 Platyias quadricornis (here styled Nóteus quadricárnis)

Figure 4 and 5 inscribed ‘P.H.G.’ Species listed on facing page ‘1. Brachíonus pála dorsal view 2. ventral view 3. side view 4. Brachíonus Bakéri dorsal view 5. Male 6. Brachionus Mülléri 7. Brachíonus anguláris dorsal view 8. lorica; dorsal view 9. lorica; ventral view 10. Nóteus quadricárnis dorsal view 11. lorica; dorsal 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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