Fossil metatarsal bone of a bos William Clift
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Fossil metatarsal bone of a bos
Plate 8 figure 1 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. Described by Clift as "A posterior view of part of the right metatarsal bone of the bos [eg Bos taurus, cattle] , showing the effects of long continued ossific inflammation". Excavated at Oreston quarry caves near Plymouth, Devon. Inscribed with publication and plate details and a pencil note upper left "
Original: ink on paper. 1822
- Image reference: RS-9893
- The Royal Society
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