Skull of a parrotfish Unknown
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Skull of a parrotfish
Ichthyological study of the skull of a parrotfish, Scarus, in right profile.
Printed inscription: ‘Ingentis cuiusdam piscis Indici caput, an E ‘Turdorum genere.’ e M. S. R./ Tab. X. 11.’ Numbered ‘173’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate X:11 from De historia piscium libri quatuor, by Francis Willughby and John Ray (Oxford, 1686).
Francis Willughby (1635-1672), British naturalist, was an Original Fellow of the Royal Society.
John Ray (1627-1705), British naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1667.
- Image reference: RS-20759
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