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Plate 17, figures 2-3 (labelled here as figures 1-2) showing part of the abdominal integument and the mammary gland of the Echidna hystrix [Tachyglossus aculeatus; short-beaked echidna]. Inscribed with publication and plate details. Below is a key to the letters labelling parts of the anatomy represented in the figures. A faint pencil outline of figure 1 is visible below the figures, to appear underneath figures 2 and 3 in the published plate. Not signed.

Subject: Zoology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the mammary glands of the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus' by Richard Owen.

Read to the Royal Society on 21 June 1832.

Reference number
PT/73/15/24
Earliest possible date
1832
Physical description
Graphite on paper
Page extent
1 page
Format
Drawing

Creator name

Richard Owen

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Richard Owen, Drawings, abdominal integument and mammary gland of the Echidna hystrix by [Richard Owen], 1832, PT/73/15/24, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pt_73_15_24/drawings-abdominal-integument-and-mammary-gland-of-the-echidna-hystrix-by-richard-owen, accessed on 24 June 2024

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