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Vulnerable tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus, on the shore. 1908 (illustration)

Vulnerable tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus, on the shore. 1908 (illustration)


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Vulnerable tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus, on the shore. 1908 (illustration)

7233359 Vulnerable tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus, on the shore. 1908 (illustration) by Harder, Heinrich (1858-1935); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vulnerable tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus, on the shore. Hatteria or tuatara are living-fossil reptiles native to New Zealand.
Neuseelandische Bruckeneidechse. Colour printed illustration by Heinrich Harder from Wilhelm Bolsches Tiere der Urwelt (Animals of the Prehistoric World), Reichardt Cocoa company, Hamburg, 1908. Heinrich Harder (1858-1935) was a German landscape artist and book illustrator.); © Florilegius

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© Florilegius / Bridgeman Images

Antedeluvian Megalithic Natural Sciences Palaeolithic Paleocristian Pre Dynastic Age Pre History Prehistoric Prehistory Primeval Reconstruction Reenactment Replica Reproduction


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This print captures a vulnerable tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus, on the shore in 1908. The tuatara, also known as hatteria, is a living-fossil reptile native to New Zealand. Its unique appearance and ancient lineage make it an intriguing subject for natural history enthusiasts. The illustration was created by Heinrich Harder (1858-1935), a renowned German landscape artist and book illustrator. In this color printed illustration from Wilhelm Bolsches Tiere der Urwelt (Animals of the Prehistoric World), Harder beautifully depicts the tuatara against the backdrop of its natural habitat. The tuatara's vulnerability is emphasized through this artwork, reminding us of the importance of conservation efforts to protect these remarkable creatures. As one of New Zealand's iconic species, their survival plays a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity. This image not only showcases Harder's artistic talent but also serves as a historical record of early twentieth-century scientific exploration and understanding. It provides insight into our fascination with prehistory and our continuous quest to unravel the mysteries of ancient life forms. As we admire this stunning print from Bridgeman Images' collection, we are reminded of the intricate beauty found in nature and encouraged to appreciate and safeguard our planet's diverse wildlife for generations to come.

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