"The Duck-Bill, (Ornithorhynchus paradoxurus)" [in], 1836. PLATYPUS, SATURDAY MAGAZINE.

"The Duck-Bill, (Ornithorhynchus paradoxurus)" [in], 1836.

London: Parker, 8, October, 1836.

Small folio, 2 pp.; woodcut illustration, disbound.

An illustrated two-page description of the platypus which, although based on field observations of one Mr. Bennet, still demonstrates the lack of understanding of this unique creature: "It is now a clearly-ascertained fact, that the young are suckled by their mother, and, consequently, it is not at all probable that they are hatched from eggs".

An illustrated two-page description of the platypus which, although based on field observations of one Mr. Bennet, still demonstrates the lack of understanding of this unique creature: "It is now a clearly-ascertained fact, that the young are suckled by their mother, and, consequently, it is not at all probable that they are hatched from eggs".

see Ferguson, 2175.

Price (AUD): $285.00  other currencies     Ref: #2604303

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