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Microscopic view of seven different species of rotifer.

Figure 1 Habrotrocha bidens (here styled Callidína bídens)
Figure 2 Rótifer vilgáris
Figure 3 Rotaria macrura (here styled Rótifer macrúrus)
Figure 4 Rotaria macroceros (here styled Rótifer megáceros)
Figure 5 Rótifer tárdus Ehrenberg (here styled Rótifer tárdus)
Figure 6 Callidína bihamáta Gosse (here styled Callidína bihamáta)
Figure 7 Rotaria neptunia Ehrenberg (here styled Actinúrus neptúnius)

Inscribed ‘P.H.G. all’ bottom left and on facing page ‘1a. Callidína bídens, dorsal view, contracted, 1b. dorsal view, expanded, 1c. dorsal view, contracted. 2. Rótifer vilgáris dorsal view, expanded, 2a. dorsal view, contracted. 3. Rótifer macrúrus dorsal view, corona expanded, 3a. dorsal view, corona contracted, 3b. foot. 4. Rótifer megáceros dorsal view, 4a. side view, 4b. dorsal antenna. 5. Rótifer tárdus dorsal view, corona expanded, 5a. dorsal view, corona contracted, 5b. side view. 6. Callidína bihamáta dorsal view, 6a. side view, 6b. head, dorsal view, 6c. head, side view. 7. Actinúrus neptúnius side view.’

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).

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