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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Z: 424/2
Object name: Egg
Title: Egg
Description: A snowy petrel egg, collected on a nunatak on the south east corner of Alexander Land, Antarctica, in December 1947.
Classified name:
SPRI theme natural history
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antartic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Alexander Island
UDC 591.465.1 : 598.421.3
Geographic UDC (*726.7)
Getty AAT eggs
Field collection:
Date 12/1949
Place Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Alexander Island
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A Snowy Petrel egg, cream-coloured with sparse green-brown mottling. The drilled hole is 7mm in diameter. The egg is marked '4' in pencil; and an accompanying handwritten paper label reads 'Snowy Petrel // Nunatak on S.E. Corner Alexander Land // Dec 1949 // H.F.'

  • Length: 62mm, circumference: 135mm