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Reptile Collection

Background imageReptile Collection: Take something home with you from the Natural History Shop

Take something home with you from the Natural History Shop
General Museum poster. Drawing of a child leading a dinosaur out of the Museum, with the slogan Take something home with you from the Natural History [Museum] Shop, South Kensington, London

Background imageReptile Collection: Great crested newt, Triturus cristatus Critically

Great crested newt, Triturus cristatus Critically
Great crested newt, Triturus cristatus. Critically endangered.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageReptile Collection: Awful changes cartoon

Awful changes cartoon
Satirical lithograph cartoon by Henry T De la Beche c.1830, depicting Charles Lyell (centre) as Professor Ichthyosaurus

Background imageReptile Collection: Pterodactyls considered as marsupial bats

Pterodactyls considered as marsupial bats
Pterodactylus crassirostris above P. brevirostris. Plate from Note on the Pterodactyle Tribe... Paper in The Zoologist, Vol 1, 1843 by Edward Newman

Background imageReptile Collection: New Reptile House at London Zoo by G H Davis

New Reptile House at London Zoo by G H Davis
A map of the newly opened reptile house in London Zoo, detailing the layout of the exhibits. It also features diagrams demonstrating several functions of the house

Background imageReptile Collection: Plesiosaurus

Plesiosaurus
Pen and ink annotated drawing by Mary Anning, 1824. This marine reptile lived in Europe during the early Jurassic period about 200 million years ago

Background imageReptile Collection: Ichthyosaurus acutirostris

Ichthyosaurus acutirostris
A fossil specimen of the extinct fish-like marine reptile Ichthyosaurus acutirostris from Germany. It lived during the Lower Jurassic period 205-180 million years ago

Background imageReptile Collection: Ahaetulla prasina, Short-nosed vine snake

Ahaetulla prasina, Short-nosed vine snake
Hand-coloured engraving from An account of Indian Serpents collected on the coast of Coromandel. The Patrick Russell Collection 1796 Date: 1796

Background imageReptile Collection: Scleromochlus

Scleromochlus were bipedal reptiles that grew to around 3 feet long. They lived around 200 million years during the end of the Triassic period. Illustration by Neave Parker

Background imageReptile Collection: Ornithosuchus

Ornithosuchus
An illustration by Neave Parker of the Ornithosuchus, a thecodont, an extinct bipedal reptile closedly related to the dinosaur. It lived around 185 million years ago

Background imageReptile Collection: Awful changes cartoon

Awful changes cartoon
Satirical pen and ink cartoon by Henry T De la Beche c.1830, depicting Charles Lyell (centre) as Professor Ichthyosaurus

Background imageReptile Collection: Archaeopteryx - bird-like dinosaur

Archaeopteryx - bird-like dinosaur
Archaeopteryx - a genus of bird-like dinosaurs that is transitional between non-avian feathered dinosaurs and modern birds. Date: Late Jurassic Period

Background imageReptile Collection: The Wealden, restorations, Crystal Palace Park

The Wealden, restorations, Crystal Palace Park
Original artwork by Walter Ray Woods for Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

Background imageReptile Collection: Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus

Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus
Sheet 3 of a series of posters by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins c. 1862, showing Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus. Date: circa 1862

Background imageReptile Collection: Ptychozoon kohli, flying gecko

Ptychozoon kohli, flying gecko
Hand coloured lithograph from final volume of Erpetologie Generale ou Histoire Naturelle complcte des Reptiles (1854) by A.M.C. Dumeril, G. Bibron, and A. Dumeril

Background imageReptile Collection: Coprolite, fossil dung

Coprolite, fossil dung
A coprolite is a fossilized dropping, perhaps from a Dinosaur. Length 29cm

Background imageReptile Collection: Liopleurodon vertebra

Liopleurodon vertebra
A fossil vertebra from the pliosaur, Liopleurodon. These were carnivorous marine reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. This specimen was discovered in Kimmeridge, Southern England

Background imageReptile Collection: The Head of Medusa

The Head of Medusa, ca. 1618. Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640). Oil on canvas, 68.5 x 118 cm

Background imageReptile Collection: Four frogs ice skating on a Christmas card

Four frogs ice skating on a Christmas card
Four frogs ice skating hand in hand on a Christmas card, with comic verse below. circa 1890s

Background imageReptile Collection: Sceloporus asper, spiny lizard

Sceloporus asper, spiny lizard
Illustration of a spiny lizard from Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1897). This illustration is on display in the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageReptile Collection: Mosasaur: Platycarpus ictericus

Mosasaur: Platycarpus ictericus
Giant marine reptile. 83-81 million year old specimen from the Late Cretaceous, Kansas, USA

Background imageReptile Collection: Plesiosaur sketch

Plesiosaur sketch
A sketch of the plesiosaur fossil discovered by Mary Anning

Background imageReptile Collection: Frog in human clothing on a French postcard

Frog in human clothing on a French postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageReptile Collection: Ophthalmosaurus icenius

Ophthalmosaurus icenius was a common ichthyosaur that lived during the middle Jurassic period. This specimen was discovered in Oxford clay

Background imageReptile Collection: Bungarus fasciatus, Banded Krait

Bungarus fasciatus, Banded Krait
Snake skin mounted on paper, The Patrick Russell Collection c.1790 Date: circa 1790

Background imageReptile Collection: Plate 102 from the John Reeves Collection (Zoology)

Plate 102 from the John Reeves Collection (Zoology)
Plate 102 from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China 1774-1856

Background imageReptile Collection: Snake skeleton by Albertus Seba

Snake skeleton by Albertus Seba
Tab 107 illustrating a section of snake skeleton from Thesaurus, by Albertus Seba

Background imageReptile 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 imageReptile Collection: Animals and plants of the Carboniferous era

Animals and plants of the Carboniferous era
European landscape, with animals, during the Carboniferous Era

Background imageReptile Collection: Two frogs with insect on a greetings card

Two frogs with insect on a greetings card
Two frogs with an insect on a greetings card -- Happy be thy dreams. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageReptile Collection: Propaganda / Bismarck

Propaganda / Bismarck
Bismarck exploits the power of the Reptile Press. Date: 1889

Background imageReptile Collection: Pen and ink sketch by B. Waterhouse Hawkins

Pen and ink sketch by B. Waterhouse Hawkins
Sketch on the reverse of a letter dated 24 October 1855, written to Professor Richard Owen from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Date: 1855

Background imageReptile Collection: Jacky lashtail, Amphibolurus muricatus

Jacky lashtail, Amphibolurus muricatus, and Cape dwarf gecko, Lygodactylus capensis.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieus Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles 1816-1830

Background imageReptile Collection: Amboina sailfin lizard, Hydrosaurus amboinensis

Amboina sailfin lizard, Hydrosaurus amboinensis.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieus Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles 1816-1830. Illustration by J.G

Background imageReptile Collection: Plesiosaurus, large marine sauropterygian reptile

Plesiosaurus, large marine sauropterygian reptile from the early Jurassic.. Colour printed illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric World, 1916, Hamburg

Background imageReptile Collection: Diplodocus Carnegii - Reptile Gallery, Natural History Museu

Diplodocus Carnegii - Reptile Gallery, Natural History Museu
Cast of Diplodocus Carnegii - Reptile Gallery, British Natural History Museum, Kensington, County of London, England. Date: 1910s

Background imageReptile Collection: Cub Seals on Ascension Island, South Atlantic

Cub Seals on Ascension Island, South Atlantic, with a large green turtle on a sandy beach, working towards their conservation badges. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageReptile Collection: Snake charmer with snake, India

Snake charmer with snake, India. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageReptile Collection: Acanthostega

Acanthostega
Model of one of the earliest tetrapods, animals with back-bones capable of living on land. This Acanthostega lived during the late Devonian of East Greenland

Background imageReptile Collection: Dicynodon, Labyrinthodon & Rhyncosaurus

Dicynodon, Labyrinthodon & Rhyncosaurus
Sketch design for models to be constructed at Crystal Palace. Watercolour painting by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, 1809-1889

Background imageReptile Collection: Reptile Gallery, November 1889

Reptile Gallery, November 1889
The Reptile Gallery displayed a collection of stuffed specimens and skeletons of reptiles, including crocodiles, lizards, snakes and tortoises

Background imageReptile Collection: Dinosaur tail bones

Dinosaur tail bones
From a Palaeontology field trip in Niger, West Africa

Background imageReptile Collection: Cheirotherium footprint

Cheirotherium footprint
Footprints of Cheirotherium stortonense, an extinct reptile, on a slab of Triassic sandstone from Storeton, Cheshire, UK

Background imageReptile Collection: Bill of fare from Crystal Palace, 31 / 12 / 1853

Bill of fare from Crystal Palace, 31 / 12 / 1853
Menu for the dinner in the Iguanodon and original artwork by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, donated by his granddaughter Mary Hawkins

Background imageReptile Collection: Sawfish or carpenter shark, Pristis pristis

Sawfish or carpenter shark, Pristis pristis.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieus Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles 1816-1830. Illustration by J.G

Background imageReptile Collection: Ejecting an intruder

Ejecting an intruder
Plate opposite page 297 from The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace, London 1874

Background imageReptile Collection: Plesiosaurus hawkinsii

Plesiosaurus hawkinsii
A fossil specimen of the extinct marine reptile Plesiosaurus hawkinsii, on display at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageReptile Collection: Hatteria punctata, great fringed lizard of New Zealand

Hatteria punctata, great fringed lizard of New Zealand. Illustration taken from The Lizards of Australian and New Zealand by Gray, John Edward (1800-1875)



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