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Island Fox Gallery

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Choose from 7 pictures in our Island Fox collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


1839 Darwin's Falkland Island Fox Extinct Featured Island Fox Print

1839 Darwin's Falkland Island Fox Extinct

The extinct Falkland Island Wolf or Fox. Hand coloured lithograph, Plate IV, The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, edited and superintended by Charles Darwin. Part II Mammalia by George Waterhouse (1839). In the text accompanying this image Darwin notes that the population on East and West Falklands appeared to differ - presaging & enforcing the insight into island speciation he had with Galapagos mockingbirds. He was also amazed at its tameness. Ending his section on the species, he wrote the rather melancholy passage to accompany this picture "it cannot, I think, be doubted, that as these islands are now becoming colonized, before the paper is decayed on which this animal has been figured, it will be ranked amongst those species which have perished from the face of the earth". It went extinct in 1879. In 2009 genetics elucidated the remarkable evolutionary history of this canid

© This image is copyright Paul D. Stewart 2009. Do not reproduce without permission of the photographer at Stewartpauld@aol.com.