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The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle

The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle
Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N., during the Years 1832 to 1836
3 Volume Set


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  • Published in five parts between 1839 and 1843, and reissued here in three volumes, this work showcases the zoological specimens and fossils collected during Charles Darwin's momentous voyage of discovery. Acting as the overall editor, Darwin (1809–82) enlisted a group of naturalists to assist with the task of identifying and describing the species. Each man contributed a particular section according to his expertise. Volume 1 comprises the sections on mammals. In Part 1 (1840), Richard Owen (1804–92) describes the fossil specimens. George R. Waterhouse (1810–88) identified the extant species for Part 2 (1839). Volume 2 contains Part 3 (1841), in which John Gould (1804–81) classifies the birds. Part 4 (1842), on fish, and Part 5 (1843), on reptiles, are reissued together in Volume 3. These parts were written up by Leonard Jenyns (1800–93) and Thomas Bell (1792–1880) respectively. The volumes feature detailed illustrations, many in colour.

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    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108068208
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
    • contains: 78 b/w illus. 82 colour illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Part I. Fossil Mammalia:
    1. Geological introduction
    2. Toxodon platensis
    3. Macrauchenia patachonica
    4. Glossotherium
    5. Mylodon darwinii
    6. Scelidotherium leptocephalum
    7. Megalonyx jeffersonii
    8. Megatherium cuvieri
    9. Tesselated armour and bones
    10. Mastodon angustidens
    11. Equus
    12. Ctenomys priscus
    Part II. Mammalia: Geographical introduction
    1. Phyllostomidae
    2. Vespertilionidae
    3. Noctilionidae
    4. Carnivora
    5. Delphinidae
    6. Camelidae
    7. Cervidae
    8. Muridae
    9. Reithrodon
    10. Octodontidae
    11. Chinchillidae
    12. Caviidae
    13. Leporidae. Volume 2: Advertisement
    1. Vulturidae
    2. Falconidae
    3. Strigidae
    4. Hirundinidae
    5. Halcyonidae
    6. Muscicapidae
    7. Serpophaga
    8. Agriornis
    9. Laniadae
    10. Turdidae
    11. Eremobius
    12. Limnornis
    13. Dendrodramus
    14. Sylviadae
    15. Fringillidae
    16. Trochilidae
    17. Scansores
    18. Gyratones
    19. Cursores
    20. Grallatores
    Index. Volume 3: Part I. Fish: Introduction
    1. Acanthopterygii
    2. Malacopterygii
    3. Lophobranchii
    4. Plectognathi
    5. Cyclostomi
    Part II. Reptilia: Preface
    1. Reptiles
    2. Amphibia.

  • Editor

    Charles Darwin


    Richard Owen

    John Gould

    Leonard Jenyns

    Thomas Bell

    George R. Waterhouse

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