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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 15 different rotifer.

Figure 1 Lecane ungulate Gosse (here styled Cathypna ungulate)
Figure 2 Lecane diomis (here styled Cathypna diomis)
Figure 3 Lecane latifrons (here styled Cathypna latifrons)
Figure 4 Cephalodella globata
Figure 5 Lecane mollis
Figure 6 Euchlanis stroma (here styled Dapidia stroma)
Figure 7 Colurus leptus Gosse
Figure 8 Aspelta pachida Gosse (here styled Diglena pachida)
Figure 9 Diglena suilla Gosse
Figure 10 Notommata potamis Gosse,
Figure 11 Proales othodon Gosse
Figure 12 Proales prehensor Gosse
Figure 13 Lophocharis oxysternon (here styled Metopidia oxysternon)
Figures 14-15 Colurella colurus (here styled Monura colura)
Figures 16-17 Lophocharis oxysternon (here styled Metopidia oxysternon)

Inscribed ‘JOURN R. MICR SOC, 1887 PL VII’ top right and ‘P.H.G del ad nat New Rotifera’ bottom left. Inscribed on facing page ‘12 Original drawings for the Supplement by P. H. Gosse’ and species listed ‘1. Cathypna ungulate; hind end of lorica, a, b, dorsal & vetral front edges; c, toes 2. Cathypna diomis do: d, side view of toes 3. Cathypna latifrons lorica & toes 4. 5. 6. Dapidia stroma lorica h cross section, I central view j. side view. 7. Colurus leptus side view; r lorica & toes ventral view 8. Diglena pachida l, dorsal view; m, side view 9. Diglena suilla n, head with protruded trophi; o, p, trophi 10. Proales coryneger dorsal view; q, cross section 11. Proales othodon r, dorsal view; s, side view 12. Proales prehensor t, side view u, do: * 13. Metopidia oxysternon ventral view * 14. Monura colura side view, head protruded * 15 do: head withdrawn * 16. Metopidia oxysternon side view * 17. do do lorica, ventral view. * copies by C.J.H of Gosse’s original drawings. [Figure 10] An error: should be Notommata potamis.’

Illustrations from The original drawings of the Rotifer by Charles Thomas Hudson, 1886. Figures 1-12 appear to be the original drawings for the article Twelve New Species of Rotifera by P.H. Gosse, FRS, Hon. F.R.M.S. read 13th April 1887, published in the Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society volume 7, p.361 -367, pl. 8 1887. Figures 13-17 published in 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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