Animals at a French Zoo - African Elephant
Animals at a French Zoo - African Elephant - Elephant giving ride to a group of people.. Part of Box 209 Boswell collection - Old and New French Zoo. African elephants are elephants of the genus Loxodonta (from the Greek words loxo (oblique sided) and donta (tooth))). The genus consists of two extant species: the African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant. Loxodonta is one of two existing genera of the family, Elephantidae. Fossil remains of Loxodonta have been found only in Africa, in strata as old as the middle Pliocene. Date: circa 1900
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
Jaw of a mosasaur, Mosasaurus, found in Maastricht
Jaw of a mosasaur, Mosasaurus, found in Maastricht, and fossil palates from various unknown fish. . Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieu's Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles 1816-1830. Illustration by J.G. Pretre, engraved by Massard, directed by Turpin, and published by F. G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans