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Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden, The Netherlands

Catalogue number : 18243 ( old number: Cat. Jentink 1892 No.a )

Sex: male

Locality: Cape Colony

Date of acquisition: 1830-3

Remarks on acquisition: specimen is probably the second or third of the three received by the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie between 1827 and 1833 from their agent at Cape Town, Dr H. B. van Horstok

History of mount: original mount of straw. Specimen exhibited until 1913, causing slight fading on the left side


head – body 2,000 m
tail 0,430 m
ear, left 0,180 m
ear, right 0,165 m
hindfoot 0,470 m
shoulder height 1,100 m
State of preservation: very good

Further material of the same individual: complete skeleton in collection

Remarks: not exhibited; housed in total darkness

References: Renshaw (1904); Ridgeway (1909); Antonius (1931); Van Bruggen (1959)

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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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