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Image number: RS.12639
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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 1-6 Testudinella patina Hermann (here styled Pterodína patina)
Figures 7-8 Pterodína valáta Hudson
Figures 9-10 Testudinella clypeata (here styled Pterodína clypeáta)
Figures 11-12 Anuraeopsis hypelasma (here styled Anuraéa hypelásma)
Figures 13-16 Lecane bulla (here styled Monostyla búlla)

Figures 9 – 16 inscribed ‘P.H.G.’ Species listed on facing page ‘1. Pterodína patína dorsal view 2. ventral view (contracted) 3. side view 4. front view 5.Pterodína patína (a variety) dorsal view 6. ventral view (contracted) 7. Pterodína valáta ventral view 8. dorsal (lorica folded) 9. Pterodína clypeáta dorsal view 10. ventral view (contracted) 11. Anuraéa hypelásma dorsal view 12. ventral view (eggs attached) 13. Monostyla búlla dorsal view 14. side view 15. section of lorica 16. front extremity of lorica.'

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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