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Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Catalogue number: NMW -St. 7100 (old number 1834/II/10)

Sex: female

Locality: –

Date of acquisition: April 1834

History of mount: original mount, like Paris specimen, mainly of wood


head – body 2,490 m
tail 0,420 m
ear 0,185 m
hindfoot, left 0,510 m
hindfoot, right 0,530 m
shoulder height 1,260 m
State of preservation: good, fading noticeable on left side of head and neck

Further material of same individual: –

References: Lorenz (1902); Renshaw (1904); Lydekker (1904); Ridgeway (1909); Griffini (1913); Antonius (1931)

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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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