Posts Tagged: Charles Darwin

Taxing times for taxonomy

In Darwin’s day, biologists travelled the world to identify and classify plants and animals. They collected specimens and named them, grouping them in related categories to show how life on Earth is organised. But today, support for taxonomy – the

Taxing times for taxonomy

In Darwin’s day, biologists travelled the world to identify and classify plants and animals. They collected specimens and named them, grouping them in related categories to show how life on Earth is organised. But today, support for taxonomy – the

Lost Charles Darwin fossils rediscovered in cabinet

A “treasure trove” of fossils – including some collected by Charles Darwin during his voyage aboard the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands in 1834 – has been rediscovered in an old cabinet. Dr John Ludden, executive director of the Geological

Lost Charles Darwin fossils rediscovered in cabinet

A “treasure trove” of fossils – including some collected by Charles Darwin during his voyage aboard the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands in 1834 – has been rediscovered in an old cabinet. Dr John Ludden, executive director of the Geological

John Hunter’s two-tailed lizard

The two-tailed lizard John Hunter bagged on Belle Île after British troops had captured the island on 22 April 1761 and which is these days on display in the Hunterian Museum in London. The young surgeon, who sailed with the soldiers

John Hunter’s two-tailed lizard

The two-tailed lizard John Hunter bagged on Belle Île after British troops had captured the island on 22 April 1761 and which is these days on display in the Hunterian Museum in London. The young surgeon, who sailed with the soldiers