image aliston,er_biologia_centrali-americana_mammalia_tab9
Image number: RS.17542
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Tapir

Date

1879

Creator

Johannes Gerardus Keulemans (b.1840, Dutch), Illustrator

Creator - Organisation

M & N Hanhart, Lithographer

Object type

Library reference

41158

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 241mm
width (page): 310mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Zoological study of a South American tapir, Tapirus terrestris [listed here as Tapirus dowi], in profile, on a reedy shoreline.

Table 9 from Biologia centrali-Americana; or, Contributions to the knowledge of the fauna and flora of Mexico and central America, the Mammalia volume, authored by Edward Aliston and co-edited by Frederick Du Cane Godman and Osbert Salvin.

Inscribed above: ‘Biol Centr Am Mammalia Tab IX’, and below: ‘J. G. Keulemans lith TAPIRUS DOWI Hanhart imp. 230’.

Written in the associated text: ‘Our plate represents the full-grown but not quite adult specimen in the Paris Museum.’

Frederick Du Cane Godman (1834-1919) British entomologist and ornithologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1882.

Osbert Salvin (1835-1898) British naturalist and ornithologist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1873.

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