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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Egg

Image
Accession no.: N: 39a
Object name: Egg
Title: Egg
Description: An Adelie penguin (pygoscelis adeliae) egg. One of two housed together in a cardboard box (originally addressed to Theodore Hamblin Ltd. and with stamps dating from 1940). The egg may have been collected in 1912 (semi-legible labels on the eggs may give this date).
Classified name:
SPRI theme natural history
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 591.465.1 : 598.45
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT eggs
Number of items: 1
Full description:

An Adélie penguin (pygoscelis adeliae) egg, with a label stuck over the drilled hole, and an ink inscription written directly onto the shell. Fingerprints are visible in the dirt on the egg.

Dimensions:
  • Length: 70mm, circumference: 176mm