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Charles Thomas Hudson (1828-1903, British), Naturalist

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height (card support): 412mm
width (card support): 303mm


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Microscopic views of eight different species of rotifer.

Figures 1-2 Asplanchna priodonta Gosse
Figure 3 Asplanchna brightwellii Gosse
Figure 4 Asplanchna myrmeleo Ehrenberg
Figures 5-6 Asplanchna intermedia Hudson
Figure 7-9 Asplanchna ebbesbornii Hudson
Figures 10-11 Epiphanes brachionus Ehrenberg (here styled Notops brachionus)
Figures 12-13 Collotheca campanulata (here styled Flosculária campanuláta)
Figure 14 Epiphanes brachionus Ehrenberg (here styled Notops brachionus)
Figure 15-16 Sinantherina socialis (here styled Lacinularia soialis)
Figures 17-19 Epiphanes brachionus Ehrenberg (here styled Notops brachionus)

Species inscribed on facing page ‘4. Asplanchna myrmeleo trophi from above 1. Asplanchna priodonta trophi from above 2. Side view 3. Asplanchna Brightwellii trophi from above 5. Asplanchna intermedia male, side view 6. 7. Asplanchna Ebbesbornii brain, eye, mastax, pharynx, side viewl view 8. dorsal view 9. mastax, pharynx, central view 10. Notops brachionus female, ventral view 11. muscles, eye, brain, dorsal view 12. Floscularia campanulata male, dorsal view 13. 14. Notops brachionus, male, side view. 15. Lacinularia soialis male, side view 16. Extremity enlarged 17. Notops brachionus setae on a frontal prominence 18. Setae above the buccal funnel. 19. {tube-making infusorion found at Nailsea with long yellow-brown tubes like those cephalosiphon} see “Saville Kent’s Infusoria”.’

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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