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Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milan, Italy

Catalogue number : not registered

Sex: female,immature

Locality: –

Date of acquisition: before 1848 (Sordelli 1909)

History of mount: original mount


head – body 1,820m

tail 0,370 m
ear 0,175 m
hindfoot, left 0,460 m
hindfoot, right 0,435 m
shoulder height 1,020 m
State of preservation: fair, much faded, partly moth-eaten

Further material of same individual: skull or part thereof inside mount, upper and lower incisors visible

References: Sordelli (1909); Griffini (1913)

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2 months ago

Prof. Peter Heywood of Brown University, recently published a well-researched and in-depth book on the Quagga. He is pictured here with the Studbook Manger, Bernard Wooding, (on the left) and the Project Co Ordinator, March Turnbull, (on the right) during a field trip to Elandsberg. The book published by Cambridge University Press in 2022 is titled: The Life, Extinction and Rebreeding of Quagga Zebra. Significance for Conservation.
ISBN 9781108917735.
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