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Chelonoidis Collection

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)

Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)
Lord Rothschild, founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring, riding on the back of a giant tortoise

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: C. M. Harris tending 29 live Galapagos Tortoises, 1898

C. M. Harris tending 29 live Galapagos Tortoises, 1898
The Tortoises were collected on the Webster-Harris expedition & were en-route to Walter Rothschilds collection. Probably photographed in Hyde Park, Massachusetts

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulatus

Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulatus
Yellow-footed tortoise or Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulatus Testudo tabulata Testuginne intarsiata. Vulnerable

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Starfish or sea star, Asterias rubens

Starfish or sea star, Asterias rubens. Stella di mare. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata

Yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata
Yellow-footed tortoise or Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata (tabular tortoise, Testudo tabulata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Blakembre after an illustration by George Shaw

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Shell of the yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata

Shell of the yellow-footed tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata
Yellow-footed tortoise or Brazilian giant tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata (denticulated tortoise, Testudo denticulata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Beale after an illustration by George

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: European pond turtle and yellow tortoise

European pond turtle and yellow tortoise
European pond turtle 1, 2, Emys orbicularis (near threatened), and yellow tortoise 3, Chelonoidis denticulata. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Jean Baptiste Guyard after an illustration by

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Green sea turtle, loggerhead turtle, soft-shelled

Green sea turtle, loggerhead turtle, soft-shelled
Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas 1 (endangered), loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta 2 (endangered), Nile soft-shelled turtle, Trionyx triunguis 3, yellow-footed tortoise

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Giant tortoises at Tring Park

Giant tortoises at Tring Park
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Giant tortoise being fed at Tring Park

Giant tortoise being fed at Tring Park
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: C. Harris feeding Galapagos tortoises, 1898

C. Harris feeding Galapagos tortoises, 1898
Sailor and explorer Charles Harris was despatched to the Galapagos islands to collect giant tortoises for Walter Rothschild in 1897

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Transporting Giant tortoises

Transporting Giant tortoises
In 1897 Walter Rothschild despatched explorer Charles Harris to the Galapagos islands to collect a large number of giant tortoises

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Geochelone elephantopus, giant tortoise

Geochelone elephantopus, giant tortoise

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Testudo abingdonii, Galapagos Islands

Testudo abingdonii, Galapagos Islands
Illustration (p.397) from Charles Darwins Journal of Researches, first illustrated edition 1890

Background imageChelonoidis Collection: Geochelone carbonaria, red-footed tortoise

Geochelone carbonaria, red-footed tortoise


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