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Image number: RS.12999
Credit: ©The Royal Society,

Greater roadrunner

Date

1835

Creator

Bièvre (active 1830s, French), Lithographer

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 258mm
width (print): 295mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Zoological study of the Greater roadrunner, Geococcyx californianus (here referred to as Coucou churea) a bird native to the southern United States of America and Mexico. Side view.

Plate 9 accompanying the descriptive note ‘Description du saurothera californiana’. Novelles annales du Muséum d’Histoire, v.4 (Paris, 1835) pp.121-124.

Inscribed above: ‘P.E. BOTTA. 9.’ Inscribed below: ‘G. de Bièvre lith. Lith. De Langlumé.’

Paul-Émile Botta (1802-1870) French scientist was the naturalist aboard the ship Heros from 1826. The expedition visited Mexico and Alta California.

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