Reference numberPT/75/8/9
TitlePaintings, cranium and jaws of Thylacoleo carnifex by G [George] Scharf
DescriptionPlate 11, figures 1-3 showing various views of the cranium and upper and lower jaws of the Thylacoleo carnifex. Figure 3 is only a rough sketch. Inscribed with publication and plate details. A faint pencil sketch labelled 'Sarcophilus' appears to right of figure 1. Figures drawn separately and pasted onto backing sheet. Figure 1 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, ink, and graphite on paper, mounted on paper
Dimensions345x228mm [irregular]
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1859.0016
DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1857.0107
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8083Owen; Sir; Richard (1804 - 1892)1804 - 1892
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