Charles Darwin in Australia by F.W. and J.M. Nicholas

Published Illustrations of Australian Specimens

Australian Fauna Collected By Darwin and/or Covington, and Subsequently Illustrated In Publications
(together with available links to the relevant entry in the Australian Faunal Directory)

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SYDNEY
Weevil - Leptosomus acuminatus

Weevil Leptosomus acuminatus
Waterhouse, G.R., Descriptions of some new species of exotic insects in Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 2(3) (1839): 188–96, plate 17

HOBART
Oak skink Cyclodus casuarinae (now called Tiliqua casuarinae)

Oak skink Cyclodus casuarinae (now called Tiliqua casuarinae)
Darwin, C. R. (ed.). The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S.Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N., during the Years 1832 to 1836. Smith, Elder and Co., London, 1838–1845. Part V. Reptiles (and Amphibia), by Thomas Bell, in 2 numbers, 1842–1843; plate 15, fig.3

Gall-forming wasp Eucharis iello


Gall-forming wasp Eucharis iello
Walker, F., Entomologist 1 (1840–2): plate P.

KING GEORGE SOUND
Australian bush rat Mus fuscipes (now called Rattus fuscipes)

Australian bush rat Mus fuscipes (now called Rattus fuscipes)
Darwin, C. R. (ed.). The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S.Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N., during the Years 1832 to 1836. Smith, Elder and Co., London, 1838–1845. Part II. Living Mammalia, by George R.Waterhouse, in 4 numbers,1838–1839; plate 25

Jack Mackerel Caranx declivis (now called Trachurus declivis)

Jack Mackerel Caranx declivis (now called Trachurus declivis)
Darwin, C. R. (ed.). The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S.Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N., during the Years 1832 to 1836. Smith, Elder and Co., London, 1838–1845. Part IV. Fish, by Leonard Jenyns, in 4 numbers, 1840–1842; plate 14

Southern frog Cystignathus georgianus (now called Crinia georgiana)

Southern frog Cystignathus georgianus (now called Crinia georgiana)
Darwin, C. R. (ed.). The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S.Beagle, under the command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N., during the Years 1832 to 1836. Smith, Elder and Co., London, 1838–1845. Part V. Reptiles (and Amphibia), by Thomas Bell, in 2 numbers, 1842–1843; plate 16, fig. 4

Gall-forming wasp Eucharis volusus


Gall-forming wasp Eucharis volusus
Walker, F., Entomologist 1 (1840–2): plate P.

Flower-dwelling beetle Allelidea ctenostonoides

Flower-dwelling beetle Allelidea ctenostonoides
Waterhouse, G.R., Descriptions of some new species of exotic insects in Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 2 (3) (1839):188–96, plate 17.

Plant-hopper Alleloplasis darwinii

Plant-hopper Alleloplasis darwinii
Waterhouse, G.R., Descriptions of some new species of exotic insects in Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 2 (3) (1839):188–96, plate 17.