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Museo e Instituto de Zoologia Sistematica, Turin, Italy

Catalogue number: 295?

Sex: female

Locality: –

Date of acquisition: 1827

History of mount: original mount with several old repairs especially on head and lumbar region


head – body 2,45 m
tail 0,47 m
ear 0,17 m
hindfoot 0,49 m
shoulder height 1,19 m
State of preservation: fair, rather dirty, with rusty patches on legs

Further material of same individual: skull (No 295) in collection

References: Camerano (1902, 1908); Renshaw (1904); Ridgeway (1909); Hiltzheimer (1912)

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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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