Reference numberPT/74/4/2
TitleDrawings, brains of beaver, monkey, wombat, kangaroo, Ursine dasyure, and Virginian opossum by Richard Owen
DescriptionPlate 5, figures 1-9 showing anatomical studies of the brains of a beaver [Castor fiber; Eurasian beaver], a monkey [Saguinus midas; golden-handed tamarin], a wombat [Vombatus ursinus; common wombat], a kangaroo [Macropus giganteus; eastern grey kangaroo], an Ursine dasyure [Sarcophilus harrisii; Tasmanian devil], and a Virginian opossum [Didelphis virginiana; Virginia opossum]. Figures drawn separately and pasted onto a single backing sheet. Inscribed with publication and plate details. Signed in graphite lower left 'Richard Owen del:'. A graphite inscription bottom right reads 'Jas [James] Basire sc.' The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Zoology / Anatomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the structure of the brain in marsupial animals' by Richard Owen.

Received by the Royal Society on 31 October 1836. Read 26 January 1837.
Physical descriptionGraphite on paper; mounted on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1837.0010
DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0279
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8083Owen; Sir; Richard (1804 - 1892)1804 - 1892
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