l3x.luth0r
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The underside of a Dugong skull
From: ‘On the Milk Tusks, and Organ of Hearing of the Dugong (January 1, 1820)’
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A Dugong jaw
From: ‘On the Milk Tusks, and Organ of Hearing of the Dugong (January 1, 1820)’
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The Dugong (Dugong dugon) 
From: ‘Particulars Respecting the Anatomy of the Dugong, Intended as a Supplement to Sir T. S. Raffles’ Account of That Animal (January 1, 1820)’
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The Dugong (Dugong dugon) 
From: ‘On the Peculiarities That Distinguish the Manatee of the West Indies from the Dugong of the East Indian Seas (January 1, 1821)’
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Dugong (Dugong dugon) Illustration by R. Banasiak
<p>Hi. Any good dugong illustration?</p>
Anonymous

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I’ve found a few and posted a couple and there are more in the queue. I’ll tag them all:

http://scientificillustration.tumblr.com/tagged/Dugong

If you ever wondered what dugong tasted like here’s a description:

“The meat is excellent; roasted, I could not have distinguished it from good, but rather tough beefsteak. It had none of the peculiar flavour of whale-meat. Moreover, it has the same quality as that assigned, both by the old voyagers and by modern observers, to the flesh of the American Manatees — it keeps good for a considerable time, for at least three days in hot weather, during which mutton goes bad in twenty-four hours. The blubber is not made into oil at Kilakarai.”

ANNANDALE, N. 1905. Notes on the species, external characters and habits of the dugong. Journal of Asiatic Society of Bengal 1:238–243.

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A Dugong skull - side view
From: ‘On the Milk Tusks, and Organ of Hearing of the Dugong (January 1, 1820)’
yajifun:

lunar-danse:

National Diet Library in Japan - Fauna and Flora in Illustrations - Natural History of the Edo Era exhibition online. 

洋名入草木図 五歛子 カコース 栗本丹州 他 年代不詳
カゝオス 大槻玄澤?ニ此物大小ニ品アリ 前ニアルハ小者ニ?コゝニ所図ノモノハ大ノ方ナリ 亜墨利加人製スル処ノ シヨコラータ ト云薬アリ 主治極テ多シ即此カゝオスノ果肉ヲ主トシ沙糖ヲ加又他ノ香料ヲ修合シ製スルモノナリ今欧羅巴ノ人モ傳来シ専ラ製用スト云 舶来ノシヨコラータヲ見るに形色羊肝餻舊ヲ貯ヘタルモノゝ如シ Cacaos, Cacourfead?, Chocolat-mandel, mandel. カゝヲス.カビヘラ?.シヨコラタ.マンデル.

yajifun:

lunar-danse:

National Diet Library in Japan - Fauna and Flora in Illustrations - Natural History of the Edo Era exhibition online.

洋名入草木図 五歛子 カコース 栗本丹州 他 年代不詳

カゝオス 大槻玄澤?ニ此物大小ニ品アリ 前ニアルハ小者ニ?コゝニ所図ノモノハ大ノ方ナリ 亜墨利加人製スル処ノ シヨコラータ ト云薬アリ 主治極テ多シ即此カゝオスノ果肉ヲ主トシ沙糖ヲ加又他ノ香料ヲ修合シ製スルモノナリ今欧羅巴ノ人モ傳来シ専ラ製用スト云 舶来ノシヨコラータヲ見るに形色羊肝餻舊ヲ貯ヘタルモノゝ如シ Cacaos, Cacourfead?, Chocolat-mandel, mandel. カゝヲス.カビヘラ?.シヨコラタ.マンデル.