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Rotifer

Date

1886

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Description

Microscopic views of five different species of rotifer.

Figures 1-6 Testudinella patina Hermann (here styled Pterodína patina)
Figures 7-8 Pterodína valáta Hudson
Figures 9-10 Testudinella clypeata (here styled Pterodína clypeáta)
Figures 11-12 Anuraeopsis hypelasma (here styled Anuraéa hypelásma)
Figures 13-16 Lecane bulla (here styled Monostyla búlla)

Figures 9 – 16 inscribed ‘P.H.G.’ Species listed on facing page ‘1. Pterodína patína dorsal view 2. ventral view (contracted) 3. side view 4. front view 5.Pterodína patína (a variety) dorsal view 6. ventral view (contracted) 7. Pterodína valáta ventral view 8. dorsal (lorica folded) 9. Pterodína clypeáta dorsal view 10. ventral view (contracted) 11. Anuraéa hypelásma dorsal view 12. ventral view (eggs attached) 13. Monostyla búlla dorsal view 14. side view 15. section of lorica 16. front extremity of lorica.'

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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Location

British Isles

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