'Hepoona Roo' [Greater glider] Charles Catton the younger
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'Hepoona Roo' [Greater glider]
Zoological study of the Greater glider (Petauroides volans) a possum native to Australia. Plate 61 from Journal of a voyage to New South Wales...by John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790). The accompanying text states that: "This animal is of the size of a small rabbit...Between the fore and hind legs, on each side, is placed a doubling of the skin of the side, which, when the legs are extended laterally, is as it were pulled out, forming a broad lateral wing..." The plate is inscribed: "C. Catton Junr. Delin. Hepoona Roo. Published as the Act directs Dec: 29, 1789, by J.Debrett."
Original: copperplate engraving. 1790
- Image reference: RS-10627
- The Royal Society
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