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Plate 21, figures 8-10 showing three views of fossilised teeth from a hippopotamus showing details of wear discovered at Kirkdale Cave, Yorkshire [England]. Figure 10 is pasted onto a main sheet for figures 8-9. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details and with the illustrators' names bottom left: 'M. Morland, W. Clift & T. Webster del.' Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked on pasted sheet '[J] Whatm[an] [Tu]rkey Mil[ls]'. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'Account of an assemblage of fossil teeth and bones of elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bear, tiger, and hyæna, and sixteen other animals; discovered in a cave at Kirkdale, Yorkshire, in the year 1821: with a comparative view of five similar caverns in various parts of England, and others on the continent' by William Buckland.

Read to the Royal Society on 21 February 1822.

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William Clift

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William Clift, William Buckland, Paintings, fossilised teeth of hippopotamus by M [Mary] Morland, W [William] Clift, and T [Thomas] Webster, 1822, PT/73/9/23, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 21 May 2024

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    Dates: 1802-1865

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