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Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Ichthyosaurr, Plesiosaurus, Pterodactylus

Ichthyosaurr, Plesiosaurus, Pterodactylus
Duria Antiquior - A more ancient Dorset by Sir Henry Thomas De la Beche. This collection of marine and avian reptiles could be found in Europe during the early Jurassic period about 200 million years

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Acherontia atropos, death s-head hawk-moth

Acherontia atropos, death s-head hawk-moth
A mounted specimen of the death s-head hawk-moth, which takes its name from the skull-like image on its thorax. Specimen from the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Austalian estrildid finches

Austalian estrildid finches
An illustration by M. W. Woodcock of some Australian estrildids, published in Derek Goodwins Estrildid Finches of the World (1982). Page 96, Plate 2

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Sensory homunculus

Sensory homunculus
This model shows what a mans body would look like if each part grew in proportion to the area of the cortex of the brain concerned with its sensory perception

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Pharomachrus moccino, resplendent quetzal

Pharomachrus moccino, resplendent quetzal
Plate from John Goulds The Birds of New Guinea, (1875-1888). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Mary Anning (1799-1847)

Mary Anning (1799-1847)
Pioneer fossil collector of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Oil painting by an unknown artist, before 1842. Golden Cap is visible in the background. Held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Motor homunculus

Motor homunculus
This model shows what a mans body would look like if each part grew in proportion to the area of the cortex of the brain concerned with its movement

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Banksia integrifolia, coastal banksia

Banksia integrifolia, coastal banksia
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Geological map of Britain and Ireland

Geological map of Britain and Ireland
Fig 9 from Britain Before Man (1978), a Geological Museum publication

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Narcissus tazetta, tazetta daffodil

Narcissus tazetta, tazetta daffodil
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), from his publication Choix des plus belles fleurs (The Most Beautiful Flowers), c. 1827-33. Illustration entitled Narcisse a plusieurs fleurs

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Hydrangea hortensis, French hydrangea

Hydrangea hortensis, French hydrangea
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), from his publication Choix des plus belles fleurs (The Most Beautiful Flowers), c. 1827-33

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Strigops habroptilus, kakapo

Strigops habroptilus, kakapo
Watercolour by John Gerrard Keulemans (c. 1887-1905), from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A history of the Birds of New Zealand (1887-88)

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Falconry equipment

Falconry equipment
Plate from Hermann Schlegel and A.H. Verster de Wulverhursts Traite de Fauconnerie (1844-1853)

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Hominid crania

Hominid crania
L to R: Australopithecus africanus; Homo rudolfensis; H.erectus; H. heildebergensis; H. neanderthalensis and H. sapiens. Arranged in chronological order these specimens (casts)

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Giant octopus

Giant octopus
Plate 26 from Histoire naturelle des Mollusques by Count Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon, 1805

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)

Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)
A cast of the partial skeleton (nicknamed Lucy) of Australopithecus afarensis found at the Hadar, North East Ethiopia in 1974 by Donald Johanson

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Erythrura gouldiae, Gouldian finch

Erythrura gouldiae, Gouldian finch
Plate 89, hand coloured lithograph by John and Elizabeth Gould from John Goulds The Birds of Australia, Vol. 3, (1840-1848)

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Oriolus oriolus, Eurasian golden oriole

Oriolus oriolus, Eurasian golden oriole
Plate 31 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 2 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: 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 imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Falco rusticolus, gyrfalcon

Falco rusticolus, gyrfalcon
Plate 13 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 1 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Gossypium barbadense, cotton plant

Gossypium barbadense, cotton plant
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Emberiza calandra, corn bunting

Emberiza calandra, corn bunting
Plate 26 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 3 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Elaeis guineensis Jacq. African oil palm

Elaeis guineensis Jacq. African oil palm
Illustration from the Botany Library Plate Collection held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: 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 imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Pinguinus impennis, great auk

Pinguinus impennis, great auk
Oil painting on canvas by John Gerrad Keulemans (undated). 229 x 205

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Cephalotus follicularis, Australian pitcher plant

Cephalotus follicularis, Australian pitcher plant
An illustration by Ferdinand Bauer of an Australian pitcher plant, one of the few plants capable of trapping and digesting insects

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Calypte anna, Annas hummingbird

Calypte anna, Annas hummingbird

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Gardenia taitensis, Tahitian gardenia

Gardenia taitensis, Tahitian gardenia
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Gardenia florida

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Eucalyptus crebra, narrow leaved ironbark tree

Eucalyptus crebra, narrow leaved ironbark tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outine drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Nymphicus hollandicus, cockatiel

Nymphicus hollandicus, cockatiel
Plate 27 from Edward Lears Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae or Parrots (1832). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: A fantasy illustration of marine reptiles

A fantasy illustration of marine reptiles
The Sea-Dragons as they lived. Frontispiece by John Martin from The Book of the Great Sea-Dragons by Thomas Hawkins, 1840

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: 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 imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Carl Linnaeuss Systema Naturae (1736)

Carl Linnaeuss Systema Naturae (1736)
Watercolour illustration by Georg Ehret, of Carl Linneauss sexual system for the classification of plants from Systema Naturae, published in 1736

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Diplodocus

Diplodocus
Weighing around 20 tonnes & reaching up to 26 metres in length Diplodocus is one of the longest-known dinosaurs. It lived 155 to 145 million years ago during the Upper Jurassic

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Polacanthus

Polacanthus
This dinosaur was from the family of armoured skinned dinosaurs, the Ankylosaurs. It was around 14 feet in length living around 125 million years ago. Fossils have been found in the Isle of Wight, UK

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Triceratops

Triceratops
The three-horned dinosaur which lived during the Upper Cretaceous period, 67 to 65 million years ago. It grew up to 9 metres in length and fossils have been discovered in USA

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: 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 imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Crysotile asbestos

Crysotile asbestos
Scanning electron micrograph of 5-Fold symmetry in crysotile asbestos. Magnification on the 5 x4 transparency = X 600, 000

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Dahlia pinnata, pinnate dahlia

Dahlia pinnata, pinnate dahlia
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), from his publication Choix des plus belles fleurs (The Most Beautiful Flowers), c. 1827-33

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Clematis viticella, Polish spirit

Clematis viticella, Polish spirit
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), from his publication Choix des plus belles fleurs (The Most Beautiful Flowers), c. 1827-33

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Pelecanus erythrorynchos, American white pelican

Pelecanus erythrorynchos, American white pelican
Plate 311 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1835-38), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Bubo coromandus, dusky eagle owl

Bubo coromandus, dusky eagle owl
A watercolour of the dusky eagle owl (Bubo coromandus) by an unknown artist, (c. 1840), part of the Lord Ashton Collection held in the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Smilodon fatalis, sabre-toothed cat

Smilodon fatalis, sabre-toothed cat
Skeleton of an extinct sabre-toothed cat which lived about 15, 000 years ago in North America. It was about the size of a present day lion

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Thylacinus cynocephalus, thylacine

Thylacinus cynocephalus, thylacine
The last known thylacine, or Tasmanian Wolf, to survive in captivity. It died on 7 September 1936 in the Beaumaris Zoo, Hobart, Tasmania

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Lama pacos, alpaca

Lama pacos, alpaca
Alpaca. Llama Alpaca, 1884. Hand coloured lithograph of a drawing by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins from Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall; Hoofed Quadrupeds, 1850

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Schistocerca gregaria, desert locust

Schistocerca gregaria, desert locust
A desert locust perching on a branch. Locusts sometimes swarm to form groups of up to 80 million and can migrate over large distances

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Corythosaurus

Corythosaurus
The Corythosaurus, meaning Corinthian helmet lizard, was a bipedal herbivorous dinosaur that lived during the Upper Cretaceous period, 76 to 74 million years ago

Background imageImages Dated 17th April 2013: Continental Drift

Continental Drift
The world 200 million years ago in Upper Triassic times, showing the single continent of Pangaea and the universal ocean, Panthalassa



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