Specimens Not Yet Included in the Collection at Regent's Park
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Zoological Gardens, Monstrosities, Zoology, Animal Development, Music, Instruments, Railways, Transport, Commerce, Palaeontology, Domestic Economy, Comparative Philology
Similar to PU1/56/24/7, this illustration shows a series of strange animals that have developed anatomical features associated with human society. These include 'Mandoline Turtles' (whose necks and undersides have turned into the body of a mandolin), 'The Railway Buffalo (Bos Buffer-Cornutus)' which sports railway buffers for horns, and 'Itchysaurus Attacked by Phleasyosauri', in which a antediluvian reptile (a relative of the ichthyosaurus) is attacked by tiny fleas.
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