C1896

thylacine

Late colonial engraving of the Thylacine. History of discovery: The first encounter with a Thylacine was by the naturalist Jacques Labillardire on 13 May 1792 as noted in his journal from the expedition led by D’Entrecasteaux.  First description 30 March … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

thylacine

Date:

C1896

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Colour printed engraving.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 115mm
AUTHENTICITY
thylacine - Antique Print from 1896

Genuine antique
dated:

1896

Description:

Late colonial engraving of the Thylacine.

History of discovery:

The first encounter with a Thylacine was by the naturalist Jacques Labillardire on 13 May 1792 as noted in his journal from the expedition led by D’Entrecasteaux.  First description 30 March 1805 was by William Paterson, the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania, published in the Sydney Gazette.

Common names: Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf.
Modern binomial name: Thylacinus cynocephalus
First described: Harris 1808
Distribution: Extinct (Tasmania)
Reference: The Mammals of Australia, Strahan, 2nd edition. Page: 164-165, ill.50

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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