Fossil sea turtle "Chelone pulchriceps" Thomas Image
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Fossil sea turtle "Chelone pulchriceps"
Top view of the fossil head of a sea turtle named by Richard Owen FRS (1804-1892) in 1842. Inscribed below in ink: "Chelone pulchriceps. Owen. The above portion of a fossil Head from the Gault of Barnwell, near Cambridge - is now in the Cabinet of the Revd. Thos. Image. - & Represents the natural size. Drawn by T.I. July 1840. No.1 upper part." The Rev. Thomas Image, Rector of Whepstead, was a fossil collector and Fellow of the Geological Society. His collection was sold to the Woodwardian Museum, Cambridge. From papers of the naturalist and geologist Caleb Burrell Rose (1790-1872).
Original: watercolour on paper. 1840
- Image reference: RS-9355
- The Royal Society
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