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Universal Collection (#5)

Background imageUniversal Collection: Goliath beetle, Goliathus cacicus

Goliath beetle, Goliathus cacicus. Handcolored engraving by Choubard after an illustration by Vaillant from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageUniversal Collection: Eastern Hercules and jewel scarab beetle

Eastern Hercules and jewel scarab beetle
Eastern Hercules beetle, Dynastes tityus (Scarabaeus hyllus), and jewel scarab, Chrysina macropus (Chrysophora macropa). Handcolored engraving by Sebin after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d

Background imageUniversal Collection: Exotic scarab beetles

Exotic scarab beetles
Giant dung beetle, Heliocopris gigas (Copris isidis) 1, giant Amazonian carrion scarab beetle, Coprophanaeus lancifer (Phanaeus lancifer) 2, Egyptian scarab beetle

Background imageUniversal Collection: Species of wasps

Species of wasps
Great banded wasp, Vespa tropica (Vespa cincta) 1, solitary wasp, Eumenes flavopictus 2, Stizus speciosus 3, and Chlorion lobatum 4

Background imageUniversal Collection: Species of bumblebees

Species of bumblebees
Bombus dahlbomii bumblebee 1, Acanthopus palmatus (Acanthopus splendidus) 2, Xylocopa flavorufa (Xylocopa trepida) 3, and cuckoo bee, Melecta punctata 4

Background imageUniversal Collection: Fossil extinct fish

Fossil extinct fish: nektonic omnivore Acanthonemus filamentosus 1, and Eocene fish species with large dorsal fin, Semiophorus volifer 2

Background imageUniversal Collection: Long-spine porcupinefish and smooth trunkfish

Long-spine porcupinefish and smooth trunkfish
Long-spine porcupinefish, Diodon holocanthus (Diodon sex maculatus), and smooth trunkfish, Lactophrys triqueter (Ostracion triqueter)

Background imageUniversal Collection: European eel, critically endangered, and turbot

European eel, critically endangered, and turbot
European eel, Anguilla anguilla (Anguilla europea), critically endangered, and turbot, Scophthalmus maximus (Passer maximus)

Background imageUniversal Collection: Lined seahorse and tropical two-wing flying-fish

Lined seahorse and tropical two-wing flying-fish
Lined seahorse, Hippocampus erectus, and tropical two-wing flying-fish, Exocoetus volitans. Handcolored engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Silver salmon and common carp (vulnerable)

Silver salmon and common carp (vulnerable)
Silver salmon, Salmo salar, Salmo hamatus, and common carp, Cyprinus carpio, vulnerable. Handcolored engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Atlantic trumpetfish, Aulostomus maculatus

Atlantic trumpetfish, Aulostomus maculatus (Aulostoma maculatum). Handcolored engraving by Oudet after an illustration by Frank from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageUniversal Collection: Peacock blenny, flathead mullet, and black goby

Peacock blenny, flathead mullet, and black goby
Peacock blenny, Salaria pavo (Blennius pavo) 3, flathead mullet, Mugil cephalus 1, and black goby, Gobius niger 2. Handcolored engraving by Dumenil after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d

Background imageUniversal Collection: Climbing perch and snakehead murrel

Climbing perch and snakehead murrel
Climbing perch, Anabas testudineus (Anabas scandens) 1, snakehead murrel, Channa striata, (Ophiocephalus striatus) 3. Ear labyrinth of the perch 1a, and giant gourami

Background imageUniversal Collection: Blue-spotted spinefoot and spotted tang

Blue-spotted spinefoot and spotted tang
Blue-spotted spinefoot, Siganus corallinus (Amphacanthus corallinus), and spotted tang, Zebrasoma gemmatum (Acanthurus gemmatus)

Background imageUniversal Collection: Chub mackerel, Scomber colias, and swordfish

Chub mackerel, Scomber colias, and swordfish
Atlantic chub mackerel, Scomber colias, and swordfish, Xiphias gladius. Handcolored engraving by Sebin after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Scrawled butterflyfish and galjoen

Scrawled butterflyfish and galjoen
Scrawled butterflyfish, Chaetodon meyeri, and galjoen, Dichistius capensis (Dipterodon capensis). Handcolored engraving by Sebin after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Pandora fish and picarel

Pandora fish and picarel
Pandora fish, Pagellus erythrinus (Sparus erythrinus), and picarel, Spicara smaris (Sparus smaris). Handcolored engraving by Teillard after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys

Background imageUniversal Collection: Saddleback clownfish and whitecheek monocle bream

Saddleback clownfish and whitecheek monocle bream
Saddleback clownfish, Amphiprion polymnus (Amphiprion bifasciatus), and whitecheek monocle bream Scolopsis vosmeri (Scolopsides vosmeri)

Background imageUniversal Collection: Shadefish and porkfish

Shadefish and porkfish
Shadefish, Argyrosomus regius (Sciaena aquila), and porkfish, Anisotremus virginicus (Pristipoma virginianum). Handcolored engraving by Dumenil after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys

Background imageUniversal Collection: Sticklebacks and their nests

Sticklebacks and their nests
Male and female sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus, building a nest 1, 2, and ninespine stickleback, Pungitius pungitius, enlarging the nest openings 3

Background imageUniversal Collection: Tub gurnard and black scorpion-fish

Tub gurnard and black scorpion-fish
Tub gurnard, Chelidonichthys lucerna, Trigla hirundo, and black scorpion-fish, Scorpaena porcus. Handcolored engraving by Corbie after an illustration by Ac

Background imageUniversal Collection: Barracuda, Sphyraena sphyraena, and red mullet

Barracuda, Sphyraena sphyraena, and red mullet, Mullus barbatus. Handcolored engraving by Corbie after an illustration by Acaric Baron from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Squirrelfish and greater weever

Squirrelfish and greater weever
Squirrelfish, Holocentrus adscensionis 1, and greater weever, Trachinus draco 3, and head of the great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda 2

Background imageUniversal Collection: European perch and ruffe

European perch and ruffe
European perch, Perca fluviatilis 1, ruffe, Gymnocephalus cernuus 3, and head of lined cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus vittatus

Background imageUniversal Collection: Skeleton of a Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus

Skeleton of a Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus, extinct Jurassic marine sauropterygian reptile. Engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d

Background imageUniversal Collection: Mudpuppy and greater siren

Mudpuppy and greater siren
Mudpuppy, Necturus maculosus (Menobranchus lateralis), and greater siren, Siren lacertina. Handcolored engraving by Visto after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Fire salamander and hellbender

Fire salamander and hellbender
Fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra, and hellbender salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, near threatened. Handcolored engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d

Background imageUniversal Collection: African clawed frog and Surinam toad

African clawed frog and Surinam toad
African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis 1, and Surinam toad, Pipa pipa 2. Handcolored engraving by Forget after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Elachistocleis ovalis frog and European green toad

Elachistocleis ovalis frog and European green toad
Elachistocleis ovalis frog, native to South America (Engystoma ovale), and European green toad, Bufo viridis. Handcolored engraving by Mme

Background imageUniversal Collection: Paradoxical frog and black-spotted casque-headed tree frog

Paradoxical frog and black-spotted casque-headed tree frog
Paradoxical frog, Pseudis paradoxa 1, and black-spotted casque-headed tree frog, Trachycephalus nigromaculatus 2. Handcolored engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d

Background imageUniversal Collection: Ringed caecilian, Siphonops annulatus

Ringed caecilian, Siphonops annulatus. Handcolored engraving by Visto after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageUniversal Collection: Cascabel rattlesnake and desert horned viper

Cascabel rattlesnake and desert horned viper
Cascabel rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus, and desert horned viper, Cerastes cerastes (Cerastes cornutus). Handcolored engraving by Madame Fournier after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d

Background imageUniversal Collection: Painted coral snake and Egyptian cobra

Painted coral snake and Egyptian cobra
Painted coral snake, Micrurus corallinus (Elaps corallinus), and Egyptian cobra, Naja haje. Handcolored engraving by Forget after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Brown sand boa and boa constrictor

Brown sand boa and boa constrictor
Brown sand boa, Eryx johnii (Eryx duvaucelii), and Boa constrictor. Handcolored engraving by Goulu after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageUniversal Collection: Coral cylinder snake and common slug eater

Coral cylinder snake and common slug eater
Coral cylinder snake, Anilius scytale (Tortrix scytale), and common slug eater, Duberria lutrix (Homalosoma arctiventris)

Background imageUniversal Collection: Black and white worm lizard, blind snake

Black and white worm lizard, blind snake
Black-and-white worm lizard, Amphisbaena fuliginosa, earthworm blind snake, Typhlops lumbricalis, large shieldtail snake, Pseudotyphlops philippinus (Uropeltis philippinus)

Background imageUniversal Collection: Ocellated (bronze) skink and European glass lizard

Ocellated (bronze) skink and European glass lizard
Ocellated (bronze) skink, Chalcides ocellatus, and European glass lizard, Pseudopus apodus. Handcolored engraving by Corbie after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Common green iguana and green lizard

Common green iguana and green lizard
Common green iguana, Iguana iguana, and Iguana tuberculata, European green lizard, Lacerta viridis. Handcolored engraving by Goulu after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Furcifer bifidus chameleon and water monitor lizard

Furcifer bifidus chameleon and water monitor lizard
Furcifer bifidus chameleon, native of Madagascar, and water monitor lizard, Varanus bivittatus. Handcolored engraving by Forget after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Gulf coast spiny softshell turtle and endangered

Gulf coast spiny softshell turtle and endangered
Gulf coast spiny softshell turtle, Apalone spinifera, and endangered green turtle, Chelonia mydas. Handcolored engraving by Oudet after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire

Background imageUniversal Collection: Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise and Japanese pond turtle

Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise and Japanese pond turtle
Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca, vulnerable, and Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica, near threatened

Background imageUniversal Collection: Gharial, crocodile and extinct dinosaurs

Gharial, crocodile and extinct dinosaurs
Critically endangered gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, and Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus. Fossil skeletons of an ichthyosaurus and Plesiosaurus dolichodeirus

Background imageUniversal Collection: Lizards and skinks

Lizards and skinks
Caecilian, amphisbaenian or worm lizard, grass lizard, blindsnake, false coral snake, European legless lizard, and skinks

Background imageUniversal Collection: Anatomy of a fish, showing skeleton, internal

Anatomy of a fish, showing skeleton, internal organs and gills. Lithograph by St. Schillinger from Lorenz Okens Universal Natural History, Allgemeine Naturgeschichte fur alle Stande, Stuttgart, 1839

Background imageUniversal Collection: Fish varieties

Fish varieties
Monkfish, Lophius piscatorius, toadfish, Batrachoides surinamensis, armored catfish, Loricaria cataphracta, Atlantic stargazer, Uranoscopus scaber, sculpin or bullhead, Cottus gobio, and cascarudo

Background imageUniversal Collection: Sea urchins

Sea urchins including edible sea urchin, Echinus esculentus, artichoke urchin, Echinus atratus, Breynia australasiae, etc

Background imageUniversal Collection: Varieties of sea cucumber

Varieties of sea cucumber
Sea cucumbers including Trochodota purpurea, Cladodactyla crocea crocea, Stichopus chloronotus, Anaperus peruvianus, Holothuria (Metriatyla) lessoni, Leptosynapta inhaerens, etc

Background imageUniversal Collection: Varieties of jellyfish

Varieties of jellyfish including moon jelly, Aurelia aurita, Portuguese man o war, Physalia physalis, mauve stinger, Pelagia noctiluca, etc



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