C1896

Common Rabbit-Bandicoot

Artist:

Richard Lydekker (1849 - 1915)

$A 30

In stock

S/N: LYDMM-020-ANI-AA–196352
(B009)

Full Title:

Common Rabbit-Bandicoot

Date:

C1896

Artist:

Richard Lydekker (1849 - 1915)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Description:

Modern common name: Bilby or Greater Bilby

Modern binomial name: Macrotis lagotis

First described: Reid 1837

Distribution: WA, NT & QLD

Artist:

Richard Lydekker (1849-1915) F.R.S., F.G.S., and F.Z.S

Lydekker was a British naturalist and geologist and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1874 he joined the Geological Survey of India and made studies of the vertebrate palaeontology of northern India.  He was also influential in the science of biogeography and in 1895 he delineated the biogeographical boundary through Indonesia which is now known as Lydekker’s Line.

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