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Paper, 'On the coxal glands of scorpio hitherto undescribed and corresponding to the brick-red glands of limulus' by E [Edwin] Ray Lankester

Reference number: PP/2/13

Date: 1882

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Lankester writes: 'In my essay entitled “ Limulus an Arachnid,” I have mentioned Dr. Packard’s discovery of the “ brick-red glands ” of Limulus, situated at the junction of the coxæ of the prosomatic limbs with the body in the following terms:—“ It is true that Packard has assimilated a brick-red coloured structure occurring at the base of the cephalothoracic limbs of Limulus to a shell-gland or renal organ. In this I cannot agree with him.' He describes the physiology of the coxal glands of the scorpion.

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Includes two copies of an anatomical figure.

This paper and its accompanying figures are bundled with PP/2/14.

Subject: Zoology / Physiology

Received 25 May 1882. Read 15 June 1882.

A version of this paper was published in volume 34 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the coxal glands of scorpio hitherto undescribed and corresponding to the brick-red glands of limulus'.

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PP/2/13
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1882
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19 pages
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Edwin Ray Lankester

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Edwin Ray Lankester, Paper, 'On the coxal glands of scorpio hitherto undescribed and corresponding to the brick-red glands of limulus' by E [Edwin] Ray Lankester, 1882, PP/2/13, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_2_13/paper-on-the-coxal-glands-of-scorpio-hitherto-undescribed-and-corresponding-to-the-brick-red-glands-of-limulus-by-e-edwin-ray-lankester, accessed on 13 June 2024

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    Dates: 1882 - 1894

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