Reference numberAP/37/6
TitlePaper, 'Observations on the anatomy and affinities of Phyllirrhoe bucephala' by John Denis MacDonald
Date10 December 1854
DescriptionMacDonald shares observations on Phyllirrhoe bucephala found in the waters of Fiji. He describes the anatomy and nervous system of the creatures in detail. He observes that 'in Heteropoda the viscera are closely packed together so as to occupy the smallest possible space, while they are widely distributed through the abdomen in Phyllirrhoe, thus, again, calling to mind its relationship to the Pteropoda'.

Annotations in pencil throughout. Followed by three pages of figures.

Subject: Zoology

Received 30 March 1855. Communicated by Sir William Burnett.

Written by MacDonald at Sydney Harbour [Australia].

This paper was published in full in volume 7 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Observations on the anatomy and affinities of the Phyllirrhoë bucephala (Peron)'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1854.0083
Related records in the catalogueRR/3/191
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7556Burnett; Sir; William (1779 - 1861)1779 - 1861
NA3682Macdonald; Sir; John Denis (1826 - 1908)1826 - 1908
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