Plates of Australian animals from John Gould’s “Mammals of Australia” which was published between 1845 and 1863. Having examined specimens that Darwin brought back from the second voyage of the Beagle, Gould and his artist wife Elizabeth was inspired to spend two years in Australia studying birds and other wildlife. Lithographs by H. C. Richter based on drawings by the Goulds.

"Petaurista taguanoïdes, Flying Squirrel."
“Petaurista taguanoïdes, Flying Squirrel.” Collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and held in the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/john-gould-mammals-of-australia
"Dasyurus maculatus, Tiger Quoll."
“Dasyurus maculatus, Tiger Quoll.” Collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and held in the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/john-gould-mammals-of-australia
"Phascolarctos cinereus, Koalas."
“Phascolarctos cinereus, Koalas.” Collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and held in the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/john-gould-mammals-of-australia
"Thylacinus cynocephalus, Thylacine (now extinct)."
“Thylacinus cynocephalus, Thylacine (now extinct).” Collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and held in the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/john-gould-mammals-of-australia
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“Phascolomys wombat, Common Wombat.” Collections of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and held in the Smithsonian Institution. In the public domain due to age. via https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/john-gould-mammals-of-australia

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