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Engraving of toad and salamander species"Scaphiopus couchii, Amblystoma proserpina, Amblystoma texana"

Engraving of toad and salamander species"Scaphiopus couchii, Amblystoma proserpina, Amblystoma texana"

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William Dougal (1822–1895) of Washington, D.C. engraved this print of “Scaphiopus couchii [Baird], Ambytoma proserpina [B & G], and Ambystoma texana [Baird]”—; now Scaphiopus couchii (Couch’s spadefoot or Spadefoot toad), "Ambystoma mavortium" (Western tiger salamander) and "Ambystoma texanum" (Texas salamander); from an original sketch by John H. Richard (c. 1807–1881) of Philadelphia. The illustration was printed as Plate 35 in the “Reptiles” section of the second part of volume II of the Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, written by S.F. Baird (1823–1887). The volume was printed in 1859 by Cornelius Wendell of Washington, D.C.
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Object Name
Object Type
date of book publication
Baird, Spencer Fullerton
original artist
Richard, John H.
graphic artist
Dougal, William H.
Wendell, Cornelius
Emory, William H.
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Army
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
ink (overall materials)
paper (overall materials)
overall: 25.5 cm x 36.5 cm; 10 1/16 in x 14 3/8 in
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