The Thylacine: Distinction in Extinction

From the book Atlas de Zoologie: ou collection de 100 planches by Paul Gervais, 1844 The thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) was first described in 1808 by George Harris (note that the illustration above refers to the animal as Thylacinus Harrisii). Also known by the common names Tasmanian tiger and Tasmanian wolf, the thylacine had a canid … Continue reading The Thylacine: Distinction in Extinction

Animals in Art: Scientific Illustrations

From the book Domesticated Animals and Plants by Eugene Davenport, 1910 Two pages from the book Hounds by Frank Townend Barton, 1913 Artist unknown, inventor FHC Mey, from the book Cycling Art, Energy and Locomotion by Robert Pittis Scott, 1889 Artist unknown Cuttlefish illustration from the book Zoology of the Invertebrate Animals by Alexander Macalister, … Continue reading Animals in Art: Scientific Illustrations