C1896

Spotted-Tailed Dasyure

Artist:

Richard Lydekker (1849 - 1915)

$A 45

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S/N: LYDMM-025-ANI-AA–200923
(B009)

Full Title:

Spotted-Tailed Dasyure

Date:

C1896

Artist:

Richard Lydekker (1849 - 1915)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 115mm

Description:

The first sighting of Quolls was made by Julian Crozet, observed March 1772, ‘Our hunters met a tiger cat and found several holes like those in a warren’, Blackman’s Bay, Tasmania.

Joseph Banks on 1 May 1770 at Botany Bay noted ‘Named the ‘je-Quoll’ by the natives’, August 1770 Joseph Banks.

Common names: Spotted-tailed Quoll, Tiger Cat, Tiger Quoll & Spotted-tailed Native Cat.

Modern binomial name: Dasyurus maculatus

First described:Kerr 1792 Distribution SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD

Distribution: QLD, NSW, VIC, SA & TAS

Reference:The Mammals of Australia, Strahan, 2nd edition. Page: 67-69, ill.67 & 69

Artist:

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

Lyddker 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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