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World Pangolin Day! Long-tailed Pangolins (Manis tetradactyla), like other pangolins, have overlapping scales to act as body armor, and they are the only mammals with scales. The scales are made of keratin, which is the same substance that makes up hair and nails of humans. SciArt by Frederick Polydore Nodder. George Shaw, The Naturalist’s Miscellany, Vol. 1 (1789-1813). This work was contr...

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Arabische Korallen This week’s book feature is on Arabische Korallen by Ernst Haeckel, published in 1876 in Berlin. Written in German, this book focuses on coral from the Red Sea and life in Egypt. Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) was a scientist, naturalist, and illustrator whose works remain incredibly popular. His unique artistic style soon becomes easily recognizable. More to come from this le...

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Does anyone else remember the #HamsterDance, circa 1997? #MammalMonday: #Hamsters (Cricetus cricetus) #SciArt by Louis A. Sargent for Frank Finn, Wild Beasts of the World, Vol.2 (c1908). View more in #BHLib: biodiversitylibrary.org/page/19058814 https://www.instagram.com/p/BqGGoEEgfl_/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=t27t04ifr06x

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Soft Tree Fern (Cyathea smithii), a native plant of #NewZealand, which is called Katote by the Maori. SciArt by Walter Hood Fitch. Joseph Dalton Hooker, The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 1839-1843, Vol. 2, Part 2 (1855) in @biodivlibrary.

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Kea (Nestor notabilis) is a #parrot native to #NewZealand. #SciArt by Gracius Joseph Broinowski for his #Birds of Australia (1890-91). View more in #BHLib with thanks to Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard for digitizing: http://ow.ly/Y2mf30kR9eH _________________________________________________ #Kea #HistSciArt #HistoricalSciArt #BiodiversityHeritageLibrary #B...

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Lady’s Eardrops (Fuchsia apetala) for #FloraFriday! Botanical #SciArt from Charles Morren, Journal d'Horticulture et des Sciences Accessoires, T.2 (1846). View more in #BHLib with thanks to Harvard Botany Libraries for digitizing: http://ow.ly/B0UD30l2ibq _________________________________________________ #Fuchsia #floricultura #flowers #FloralArt #FloralArtist #Botany #BotanicalArt #Botani...

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