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Diana Marques <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:59:38 +0000
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Thank you All for the great contributions!

I have been researching the suggestions and ideas and indeed found plenty of "pinned butterflies" in flight and monarchs with six legs instead of four (especially in stock art websites...). I have yet to find spiders with missing patellas but I can imagine they're also abundant out there.
As far as Peterson's three-toed woodpecker I was unable to find the image but some people write about that inaccuracy in his otherwise great work. And Barry, you are so right about the flashlight in the eyes, overweight captive animals pretending to be in the wild and birds with missing feathers.
Jenny, thank you for mentioning Stephen Jay Gould's book, I was able to get it and will extract the information and add to other Charles Knight's images.
Fantastic examples at the Left Handed DNA Hall of Fame, certainly an eye-opener.

As far as other things I have or other people provided me with, there's my favorite, an image of a shark described as "men devourer" with accordingly fire red eyes and bull's nose. And plenty of rubber animals as in legs with no articulations, dolphins that can bend like cats, among others.
Regarding a possible journal article, I would be glad to do it with the caveat of being a more descriptive text since for most images would be difficult to track the illustrator for asking permission for reproduction (and even if I did track them, would I want to tell them what the purpose was...?)

Thank you again, if you can think of any other examples let me know, I can start a little collection we can all look at at GNSI conferences,

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