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Paper, 'On the secondary carpals, metacarpals, and digital rays in the wings of existing carinate birds' by William Kitchen Parker

Reference number: PP/11/18

Date: 1888

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Parker writes: 'In a paper "On the Morphology of Birds” [see AP/64/12], already sent in to the Royal Society, but not yet published, I have described certain additional parts in the wings of Gallinaceous birds. One of these lies on the radial side of the first metacarpal; the other two are on the ulnar side of the second and third metacarpals. These parts, which at first caused me considerable surprise, being wholly unexpected by me, are only part of what I have since found in other families.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Zoology / Ornithology

Received 11 January 1888. Read 19 January 1888.

A version of this paper was published in volume 43 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the secondary carpals, metacarpals, and digital rays in the wings of existing carinate birds'.

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PP/11/18
Earliest possible date
1888
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
6 pages
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Manuscript

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William Kitchen Parker

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William Kitchen Parker, Paper, 'On the secondary carpals, metacarpals, and digital rays in the wings of existing carinate birds' by William Kitchen Parker, 1888, PP/11/18, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_11_18/paper-on-the-secondary-carpals-metacarpals-and-digital-rays-in-the-wings-of-existing-carinate-birds-by-william-kitchen-parker, accessed on 18 April 2024

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