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Ichthyological study of two species of wrasse, here styled Merula Salv [left], and Turdus Salv [right] respectively.
Printed inscription: ‘De turdis piscibus quo nomine et merulas dictos et pavones complectimur/ 1. Merula Salv./ 2. Turdus Salv./ Tab. X. 1.’ With further handwritten annotation ‘Tudi sunt corpore longioiri quam in pracedente searorum genere scarorum genes subrotundum. Turdorum angustius et longius/ Turdi minores & lati Turdi colore mire ludunt per loco, victu atate et tempes=tate Anni hine duodecim species Turdorum Rondeletio./ 1. An Turdus niger. Sea Tench. The Cook fish./ 2. An Turdus vulgarisimis. Conubiensibus a Wrasse Vetula Old = Wives.’ Numbered ‘163’ in the top right-hand corner.
Plate X:1 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-20749
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