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Plate 12, figure 10 showing a fossilised wolf jaw, described by William Clift as 'An outside view of part of the lower jaw of a wolf, which corresponds most exactly in number, form and size, with those of a full grown recent animal.' Fossil found at Oreston Quarry, near Plymouth in Devon [England]. Inscribed with publication and plate details and in pencil upper left 'Wolf. Page 13.' Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On some fossil bones discovered in caverns in the limestone quarries of Oreston' by Joseph Whidbey.

Read to the Royal Society on 6 February 1823.

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William Clift

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Joseph Whidbey

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William Clift, Joseph Whidbey, Painting, fossilised wolf jaw by [William Clift], 1822, PT/73/10/17, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 May 2024

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    Dates: 1802-1865

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