'La Tulipe de Mer' [Barnacle] by Anonymous

'La Tulipe de Mer' [Barnacle]


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'La Tulipe de Mer' [Barnacle]


Zoological study showing specimens of the barnacle described here as Lepas hameri, later as Balenus hameri with two enlarged details A-B showing open and closed states. Later described by Charles Darwin in A monograph on the fossil balanidae and verrucidae of Great Britain (London, Palaeontological Society, 1854). Plate 10 from the book Icones rerum naturalium, ou figures enlumlinees d'histoire naturelle du Nord, by Peter Ascanius, volume 1 (Copenhagen, 1772). Inscribed upper right "Ic: Rer: Nat: Tab: X." Peter Ascanius was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1755.

Original: copperplate engraving. 1772

  • Image ref: RS-9869
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