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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Z: 423/1
Object name: Egg
Title: Egg
Description: A king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) egg, collected from Macquarie Island in 1890.
Classified name:
SPRI theme natural history
Current place name Antarctic regions > Sub-Antarctic Islands > Macquerie Island
UDC 591.465.1 : 598.45
Geographic UDC (*786)
Getty AAT eggs
Field collection:
Date 1890
Place Antarctic regions > Sub-Antarctic islands > Macquerie Island
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A King Penguin egg, with a drilled hole 9mm in diameter. 'King Penguin // Macquerie // Island // 1890' is written on the shell in pencil.

  • Length: 103mm, circumference: 225mm