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The common dormouse.

Image ID: 822353

The common dormouse. (1895)

Image Details

Image Title

:  The common dormouse.


: Specht, Friedrich, 1839-1909 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1895

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 19 x 15 cm. (7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.)


: Illegible artist signature at lower right of image. Printed on border: "4/5 nat. size." "The common dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is the sole representative of the group inhabiting the British Isles, and is the type of a distinct genus. This tiny little animal, which is about equal in size to the common mouse, is so familiar to most persons from being commonly kept as a pet by children, that any description seems almost superfluous. It is, however, particularly characterised by the cylindrical form of the long and somewhat bushy tail; while internally it is distinguished from all its kindred by the complex structure of the anterior portion of its stomach." Includes additional text.

Original Source

: From The Royal natural history. Warne, 1894-1896) Lydekker, Richard (1849-1915), Editor.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Animals -- D-F

Source Description

: 1 folder (28 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC ANI-(D-F)

Digital ID

: 822353

Record ID

: 722878

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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