1795 Linnaeus Monitor Lacerta monitor

1795 Linnaeus Monitor Lacerta monitor

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 1795 'The Monitor Lizard'; - J. Kellar del et Barlow sculpt. from J. Frid Gmelin and Carl Linnaeus (posthumous). 'A Genuine and Universal System of Natural History comprising the three Kingdoms of Animals; Vegetables and Minerals. Arranged under their respective Classes; Orders; Genera and Species'. Published in London; 1794 – 1810. Linnaeus originally put the reptiles and amphibians together in one group and it was not until the 19th century that they were recognised a being very distinct groups.

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