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Zoologische Staatssammlung, Munich, Germany

Catalogue number : AM 541

Sex: female

Locality: –

Date of acquisition: 1834-5

History of mount: mounted or remounted during first decade of this century by Inspector Kusthardt


head – body 2,000 m
tail 0,430 m
ear, left 0,180 m
ear, right 0,180 m
hindfoot 0,450 m
shoulder height 1,090 m
State of preservation: much cracked; specimen very light, probably faded

Further material of same individual: upper and lower incivae in collection

References: Wagner (1835); Renshaw (1904); Ridgeway (1909); Hilzheimer (1912); Antonius (1931, 1951)

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8 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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