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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Egg

Image
Accession no.: Z: 424/3
Object name: Egg
Title: Egg
Description: An Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) egg, collected on Red Rock Ridge, on the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica in 1948.
Classified name:
SPRI theme natural history
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninusla > Graham Land
UDC 591.465.1 : 598.45
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT eggs
Field collection:
Date 1948
Place Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land > Red Rock Ridge
Number of items: 1
Full description:

An Adélie Penguin egg. The egg is beige and very round in shape. The egg is very heavy; there is no drilled hole but the shell is cracked. There are no markings on the egg itself; but an accompanying paper label reads 'Adelie Penguin // HI NN 1948 // Red Rock Ridge' (this has been written in pencil on a Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey geological specimen label).

Dimensions:
  • Length: 69mm, circumference: 180mm