quagga-leiden

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

Measurments:

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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