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Paper, 'Some observations made on the spawn of froggs and of the production of todpoles therein' by Richard Waller

Reference number: CLP/15i/40

Date: December 1690

Description

Waller writes on frogspawn and tadpoles. He describes how he observed frogspawn in a pot of water on his windowsill over a period of four weeks. Includes one page of figures showing stages of the tadpole life cycle.

Subject: Zoology / Herpetology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Some observations made on the spawn of frogs, and of the production of todpoles therein, by the Learned and Curious Richard Waller, Esq; Reg. S. Secret'

Read to the Royal Society on 17 December 1690

Reference number
CLP/15i/40
Earliest possible date
December 1690
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Richard Waller

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Richard Waller, Paper, 'Some observations made on the spawn of froggs and of the production of todpoles therein' by Richard Waller, December 1690, CLP/15i/40, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_15i_40/paper-some-observations-made-on-the-spawn-of-froggs-and-of-the-production-of-todpoles-therein-by-richard-waller, accessed on 25 February 2024

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