C1896

Common Rat-Kangaroo

The first printed engraving of a Long-nosed potoroo was published in 1789. Surgeon’s John White’s description referred to the foot as having only three toes and this error was perpetuated in the specific name, triedactlus: ‘three-toed potoroo'(Strahan) Common names Long-nosed Potoroo, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Common Rat-Kangaroo

Date:

C1896

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 115mm
AUTHENTICITY
Common Rat-Kangaroo - Antique Print from 1896

Genuine antique
dated:

1896

Description:

The first printed engraving of a Long-nosed potoroo was published in 1789. Surgeon’s John White’s description referred to the foot as having only three toes and this error was perpetuated in the specific name, triedactlus: ‘three-toed potoroo'(Strahan)

Common names Long-nosed Potoroo, Long-nosed Rat Kangaroo & Wallaby Rat.

Binomial name Potorous tridactylus

First described Kerr 1792

Distribution WA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD.

Reference The Mammals of Australia, Strahan, 2nd edition. Page 301, ill.302

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

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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