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Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland

Catalogue number : 1879.35.1

Sex: female

Locality: –

Date of acquisition: 1879

History of mount: original mount


head – body 2,205 m
tail 0,400 m
ear left 0,150 m
ear right 0,145 m
hindfoot 0,430 m
shoulder height 1,170 m
State of preservation: good

Further material of same individual: skeleton at Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, U.S. A

References: Renshaw (1904); Ridgeway (1909); Antonius (1931)

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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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