Fossil metacarpal bones of a bos William Clift
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Fossil metacarpal bones of a bos
Plate 9 figure 5 from the paper "On some fossil bones discovered in caverns in the limestone quarries of Oreston...", by Joseph Whidbey with the supplementary paper "A description of the fossil bones found in the caverns of Oreston...", by William Clift, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.113 (1823), pp.78-90. Illustrating what William Clift described as "The lower extremity of the metacarpal bone and the three pair of phalanges of the bos [eg Bos taurus, cattle], viewed anteriorly." Fossil found at Oreston quarry, near Plymouth in Devon.
Original: ink on paper. 1822
- Image reference: RS-9896
- The Royal Society
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