Petrogale xanthopus, yellow-footed rock wallaby, from Gould's The mammals of Australia
Gould's mice, Mus Gouldi, from Gould's The mammals of Australia
Ring-tailed Bassaris from Audubon's The viviparous quadrupeds of North America
Osphranter rufus from Gould's The mammals of Australia
Newborn giraffe and mother from the Transactions of the Zoological Society of London
Adult male aye-aye from Owen's Monograph on the aye-aye
Ammodorcas Clarkei, Clarke's gazelle, from The proceedings of the scientific meetings of the Zoological Society of London
Hystrix cristata (crested porcupine) on rock from Schreber's Die såugthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur
Vespertilio Chiloensis from Darwin's The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle
The above image of a yellow-footed wallaby from Gould's The Mammals of Australia appears in an essay in Natural Histories by Robin Beck, research associate and former post-doctoral researcher in the Mammalogy Department in the AMNH Division of Vertebrate Zoology. Beck writes of the lithographic plates in Gould’s work, that several depict animals which later suffered a loss of numbers or eventual extinction in Australia, such as the thylacine, also known as the Tasmanian tiger.
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