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nd here it is! A large collection of illustrations of embryos, mainly from the old literature. I think these old pictures are important because they come from journals and books that are not widely read any more, and may even be unavailable to most people. Yet they come from a time when some of the best studies of embryonic anatomy were carried out. I wanted to make these pictures better known. Feel free to download and use them – they are all out of copyright. You do not need to ask me for permission!

You can browse through the images by either using the Phylogenetic tree below or the Categories drop down menu above. If you click on the Categories drop down button you will get an overview of the categories accompanied by illustrations.


Phylogenetic tree of Chordata.

hordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. They are united by having, at some time in their life cycle, a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail