Developmental stages of a chicken embryo

Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694)1673

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Illustrations showing various stages of the formation of a chicken embryo, printed as Table IV in Marcello Malpighi's Dissertatio epistolica de formatione pulli in ovo (London, 1673). The images show: a chicken embryo after the eighth day of incubation (Fig. XXI); embryo with albumen and yolk sac at the tenth day of incubation (Figs. XXII); embryo with beginnings of feathers at the twelfth day of incubation (Fig. XXIII); a nearly fully developed chicken and its heart (Figs. XXIV) at the fourteenth day of incubation; part of the intestinal system of a four-day-old chicken (Fig. XXV).

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  • Title: Developmental stages of a chicken embryo
  • Creator: Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694)
  • Date Created: 1673
  • Original Language: Latin
  • Rights: Copyright The Royal Society, 2018
  • External Link: To license this image please visit the Royal Society Picture Library
  • Scientist: Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694)
  • Invention: Microscope
  • Field: Biology
  • Catalogue Reference: MS/103/2