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Geoffroy St Hilaire portrait engraving Ambroise Tardieu

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Geoffroy St Hilaire

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Antique print relating to Australia
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Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) was a French naturalist. He took part in the debate on the biology and classification of the platypus. In 1803 he grouped both the platypus and echidna in a new classificatory taxon, which he named Monotremata. He also established the genus Dasyurus for Australian marsupi-carnivores in 1796, into which he placed the thylacine (1810).
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artist Ambroise Tardieu (1788 - 1841)
method Stipple engraving
date C1830
size 105mm by 85mm (oval) 205mm by 130mm (sheet)
SKU AU4565