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Theria Collection

Background imageTheria Collection: Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild

Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild
Rothschild broke in and trained several zebras to pull a trap, which he memorably used to visit Buckingham Palace in 1898 Date: 1898

Background imageTheria Collection: Ballyregan Bob, greyhound

Ballyregan Bob, greyhound
Photograph of Ballyregan Bob, the famous racing greyhound. Specimen on display at the Natural History Museum at Tring

Background imageTheria Collection: Smilodon fatalis, sabre-toothed cat

Smilodon fatalis, sabre-toothed cat
Skeleton of an extinct sabre-toothed cat which lived about 15, 000 years ago in North America. It was about the size of a present day lion

Background imageTheria Collection: Megatherium, giant ground sloth

Megatherium, giant ground sloth
Skeleton of an extinct creature that roamed cool, dry, scrub and grasslands of South America 100, 000 years ago. On display at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageTheria Collection: Ground sloth droppings or coprolite

Ground sloth droppings or coprolite
Ground sloth (Mylodon darwinii) fossilised droppings or coprolite, 13, 000 year old specimen from the Pleistocene, Chile

Background imageTheria Collection: Physeter macrocephalus, Sperm whale tooth

Physeter macrocephalus, Sperm whale tooth
Sperm whale tooth

Background imageTheria Collection: Mandrillus sphinx, Mandrill

Mandrillus sphinx, Mandrill
Watercolour and bodycolour by John Keulemans, 1907 Date: 1907

Background imageTheria Collection: Mammoth skeleton drawing

Mammoth skeleton drawing
Plate 10 from Memoires de L Acadamie Imperiale des Sciences, Vol 5, 1815

Background imageTheria Collection: Tooth from a woolly mammoth

Tooth from a woolly mammoth
Tooth from an extinct woolly mammoth, specimen from the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageTheria Collection: Petaurus breviceps ariel, sugar glider

Petaurus breviceps ariel, sugar glider
Petaurus breviceps ariel (Gould, 1849) sugar glider. BMNH 1842.5.26.1, female skin & skull, lectotype photographed next to specimen BMNH 1855.12.24.308 paralectotype skin

Background imageTheria Collection: Pedigree of Man

Pedigree of Man
Tab XV from Ernst Haeckel (1879) The Evolution of man: a popular exposition of the principal points of human ontogeny and phylogeny, London: Kegan Paul, 2 v: ill

Background imageTheria Collection: Great Irish Elk, Megatherium

Great Irish Elk, Megatherium
Original artwork by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, donated by his granddaughter Mary Hawkins

Background imageTheria Collection: Restorations of animals from Tertiary period

Restorations of animals from Tertiary period
Original artwork by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, donated by his granddaughter Mary Hawkins

Background imageTheria Collection: The Wolf by Edward Donovan

The Wolf by Edward Donovan
The Wolf, in Edward Donovans The Natural History of British Quadrupeds Volume 1. Held in the Library and Archives

Background imageTheria Collection: Guy (1946-1978), a western lowland gorilla

Guy (1946-1978), a western lowland gorilla
Guy the gorilla was one of London Zoos best-loved residents. After his death, he lived on as a display and research specimen at the Natural History Museum

Background imageTheria Collection: Connochaetes taurinus, Blue wildebeest

Connochaetes taurinus, Blue wildebeest
watercolour by William Cornwallis Harris. Entitled Catoblepas gorgon, Brindled Gnoo

Background imageTheria Collection: Tragelaphus strepsiceros, Greater kudu

Tragelaphus strepsiceros, Greater kudu
Watercolour by William Cornwallis Harris. Entitled Strepsiceros capensis, Koodoo

Background imageTheria Collection: Hunting the Giraffe by William C Harris

Hunting the Giraffe by William C Harris
Colour lithograph c. 1836 Date: circa 1836

Background imageTheria Collection: Giant Ground Sloth, Natural History Museum

Giant Ground Sloth, Natural History Museum
Photograph of a Skeleton of the Giant Ground Sloth (Megatherium Americanum). July 1902. Archive ref: PH/173/244 Date: 1902

Background imageTheria Collection: Megatherium and Glyptodon

Megatherium and Glyptodon
Sheet 5 of a series of posters by Waterhouse Hawkins c. 1862 showing Megatherium and Glyptodon. Date: circa 1862

Background imageTheria Collection: Anoplotherium commune & gracile, Palaeotherium

Anoplotherium commune & gracile, Palaeotherium
Sheet 4 of a series of posters called Extinct Animals by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins c. 1862. This collection of mammals could be found during the Eocene epoch some 50 million years ago

Background imageTheria Collection: Stuart Stammwitz working on blue whale model, 1938, The Natu

Stuart Stammwitz working on blue whale model, 1938, The Natu
Stuart Stammwitz is shown here working on the whales eye, before the model was painted

Background imageTheria Collection: Uintatherium skull

Uintatherium skull
Skull measures 740 mm left to right. Uintatherium, a horned ungulate from the mid Eocene of western U.S.A, stood about 1.6m at the shoulder

Background imageTheria Collection: Sketch of an elephant, with descriptive notes

Sketch of an elephant, with descriptive notes
Original watercolour drawings and illustrated MS relating to Indian Birds, forming one of a set of volumes from which the illustrated MS work by Tickell on Mammals, &c

Background imageTheria Collection: Woolly Mammoth

Woolly Mammoth
Illustration of a woolly mammoth in a snowy landscape

Background imageTheria Collection: Kita a Norwegian elkhound

Kita a Norwegian elkhound, photographed by Harry Taylor

Background imageTheria Collection: 22, 000 - 30, 000 years old Venus figures

22, 000 - 30, 000 years old Venus figures
Left to right. a) In fired clay from Moravia. b) In mammoth ivory from France. The Willendorf Venus c) In limestone from Austria. d) In mammoth ivory from Ukraine

Background imageTheria Collection: Group of Kangaroos by Gambier Bolton

Group of Kangaroos by Gambier Bolton
Group of Kangaroos photogrpaph by Gambier Bolton, F Zs 553, held at The Natural History Museum at Tring

Background imageTheria Collection: Geological Gallery Natural History Museum 1892

Geological Gallery Natural History Museum 1892
Photograph of the Geological Gallery, with American mastodon in the foreground. July 1892. Archive ref: PH/173/243 Date: 1892

Background imageTheria Collection: Mammal and Whale Gallery

Mammal and Whale Gallery
Models of an Asiatic elephant (left) and an African elephant (right), on display in the Mammal and Whale Gallery (number 24) at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageTheria Collection: The Natural History Museum at Tring

The Natural History Museum at Tring
Gallery 3 at the Natural History Museum at Tring, the sister museum of the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageTheria Collection: Prionailurus bengalensis, Leopard cat

Prionailurus bengalensis, Leopard cat
Watercolour from John Reeves Collection; c.1820s Date: 1820

Background imageTheria Collection: Wallaces Orang Utan

Wallaces Orang Utan
Pongo pygmaeus, bornean orangutan specimen. An Alfred Russel Wallace specimen

Background imageTheria Collection: Megalomys desmarestii, antillean giant rice rat

Megalomys desmarestii, antillean giant rice rat. Catalogue number NHM 1850.11.30.6

Background imageTheria Collection: Oligoryzomys victus, St. Vincent pygmy rice rat

Oligoryzomys victus, St. Vincent pygmy rice rat (holotype). Catalogue reference NHM 1897.12.26.1)

Background imageTheria Collection: The Avalanche

The Avalanche
Plate 20 taken from The Life and Habits of Wild Animals, illustrated withdesigns by Joseph Wolf, London 1874

Background imageTheria Collection: Davallia canariensis (L. ) Sm. hares foot fern

Davallia canariensis (L. ) Sm. hares foot fern
Sketch 18, Newfoundland Volume. From a collection of original drawings and sketches by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770). Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageTheria Collection: Ceratotherium simum, white rhinoceros

Ceratotherium simum, white rhinoceros
White rhinoceros. Sketch 121 from a collection of original sketches by Thomas Baines, (1859-1871)

Background imageTheria Collection: Capparis canescens, dog capers

Capparis canescens, dog capers
Outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageTheria Collection: Antelope

Antelope
Ff. 24. Drawing by George Forster (1754-1794), made during Captain James Cooks second voyage of discovery, 1772-1775

Background imageTheria Collection: Engraved mammoth tusk

Engraved mammoth tusk
Mammoth tusk engraved of Grevettian age. 25, 000 - 30, 000 years ago during the Upper Palaeolithic and within the great Stone Age from Dolni Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic

Background imageTheria Collection: Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins & giant Elk model

Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins & giant Elk model
Image is believed to have been taken during this work in Central Park, New York

Background imageTheria Collection: Model of the Ilford Mammoth

Model of the Ilford Mammoth
A model of the woolly mammoth found at Ilford, Essex, England, held by Fossil Mammals, Palaeontology

Background imageTheria Collection: Andrewsarchus mongoliencis, Skull cast

Andrewsarchus mongoliencis, Skull cast
Cast of the only known cranium of Andrewsarchus mongoliensis from the Eocene of Irdin Manha, China (original is in the AMNH)

Background imageTheria Collection: Barbary lion skull

Barbary lion skull
Oldest UK skull of a North African Barbary lion, Panthera leo leo, dated to 1280-1385. The lion was part of the royal zoo in the Tower of London 700 years ago

Background imageTheria Collection: Prionailurus bengalensis, Leopard cat

Prionailurus bengalensis, Leopard cat
Fishing cat (Felis viverrina), c.1820. Watercolour on paper, 547 x 440 mm. From the Hardwicke Drawings Collection - Artist unknown

Background imageTheria Collection: Anarhichas lupus, wolf eel

Anarhichas lupus, wolf eel
The skull of a wolf eel (Anarhichas lupus) whose teeth are specially adapted for crushing and eating spiny sea urchins. The wolf eel is native to British waters

Background imageTheria Collection: Occipital bone of horse skull

Occipital bone of horse skull (Arab racing pony, NHM reference NHMADAR.H40)



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