Crustacea ii

Description
This chalk drawing by PH Gosse titled ‘Crustacea ii’ depicts 3 different organisms (not to scale). Cyclops (left) is a tiny fresh water copepod, so named for its single eye. Limulus (middle) is a horseshoe crab which is only a rare visitor to European waters. Once grouped with crabs and shrimps in the Crustacea, it is now thought to be more closely related to spiders and scorpions and so sits within the order Xiphosura. Cypris (right) is an ostracod or seed shrimp.
Accession Loan No.
809/1997/23
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
coloured chalks on 2 sheets of paper painted black (one stuck down on top of the other)
Common Name
Crustacea ii
Simple Name
drawing
Full Name
Crustacea ii
Dimensions
image H 532 mm; image length 421 mm; total sheet H 608 mm; total sheet length 480 mm
Production Person Surname
Gosse
Production Person Initials
Philip Henry
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Year Low
1850
Production Year High
1880
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Inscription / Transcription
Crustacea ii

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