Reference numberPT/75/8/10
TitlePaintings, cranium and teeth of Thylacoleo carnifex by G [George] Scharf
DescriptionPlate 13, figure 1 and plate 11, figures 4-6 (labelled here as figures 5-7) showing various views of the cranium and teeth of the Thylacoleo carnifex. Inscribed recto and verso with publication and plate details. Faint graphite sketches of other figures appearing on the published version of plate 13 surround figure 1. Figures 4-6 drawn separately and pasted onto backing sheet. Signed in ink bottom right 'G. Scharf del 1851'. The manuscript for this paper is wanting.

Subject: Palaeontology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as part of paper titled 'On the fossil mammals of Australia.— Part I. Description of a mutilated skull of a large marsupial carnivore (Thylacoleo carnifex, Owen), from a calcareous conglomerate stratum, eighty miles S. W. of Melbourne, Victoria' by Richard Owen.

Received by the Royal Society on 18 September 1858. Read 16 December 1858.
Physical descriptionWatercolour and graphite on paper, mounted on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1857.0107
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1859.0016
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8083Owen; Sir; Richard (1804 - 1892)1804 - 1892
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