Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, Lyon, France

Catalogue number : 6102

Sex: female

Locality: Kaffraria, South Africa

Date of acquisition: 1834:

The museum bought a quagga skin (“Une peau de Couaga”) on 18 August 1834 from the House Verreaux ; the form is signed by Jules Verreaux, the nephew of Pierre Antoine De Lalande, and we know that Jules Verreaux and De Lalande went to “Cafrerie” between 1818 & 1831; thus, probably collected during this time.

History of mount: appears to be original mount

Measurements:

head – body 2,10 m
tail 0,40 m
ear 0,17 m
hindfoot, left 0,50 m
hindfoot, right 0,50 m
shoulder height 1,15 m
State of preservation: fair

References:

Cédric Audibert, Chargé de Collections – Zoologie, Musee des Confluences

M. Philippe, “La zoologie au Musée d’Histoire Naturelle de Lyon” (in preparation)

ay (1909); Flower (1929); Antonius (1931)


Latest news