'Ceylon razor-shell' Richard Polydore Nodder
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Marine zoiological study of the Ceylon razor-shell Solen ceylonensis, found in the Red Sea and western Indian Ocean. Plate 7 from The zoological miscellany; being a description of new, or interesting animals, by William Elford Leach, volume 1 (London, 1815). The author describes the shell within the text: "Inhabits Ceylon, where it seems not to be an uncommon species..." The plate is inscribed: "Drawn Engraved & Published by R. P. Nodder Feby.1814." William Elford Leach (1790-1836) British naturalist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1816.
Original: copperplate engraving. 1814
- Image reference: RS-10205
- The Royal Society
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