Basel Natural History Museum in Switzerland

Basel Natural History Museum
Local name Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
Accession Code NMB

Address Augustinergasse 2
Zip-code 4051
Place Basel
Country Switzerland
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Basel Natural History Museum, located at Augustinergasse 2, in Basel, Switzerland , was founded in 1821.

Taxidermy specimens

Basel Natural History Museum has in its collection 2 elephantine taxidermy specimens with records in this database:

(Measurements of teeth and body parts follow the system described by Maglio (1973; P = plate number, L = length, W = width, H = height, LF = lamellar frequency)

    unnamed Palaeoloxodon falconeri Accession nr: NMB ?. Received: unnamed Palaeoloxodon falconeri (fossil)
    Species: Palaeoloxodon falconeri)
    * Born ca 450 000 years ago at Sicily unspecified forest † Dead ca 450 000 years ago at Grotta dei Puntali
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Body, bone or dental material: one molar,

    Katoto Accession nr: . Received: 1972-00-00 Katoto
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born 1951 at Ruaha National Park † Dead 1972 at Basel Zoo
    Death: euthanised Death reason: aggressive

Comments / picturesNatural History Museum Basel (German: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel) is a natural history museum in Basel, Switzerland that houses wide-ranging collections focused on the fields of zoology, entomology, mineralogy, anthropology, osteology and paleontology. It has over 7.7 million objects.

References for records about Basel Natural History Museum

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Basel Natural History Museum, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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