Finnish Museum of Natural History in Finland


Finnish Museum of Natural History
Local name Luonnontieteellinen museo
Accession Code MZH
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Address Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13
Zip-code 00100
Place Helsinki
Country Finland
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Telephone+358294128800

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Finnish Museum of Natural History, located at Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13, in Helsinki, Finland .

Taxidermy specimens


Finnish Museum of Natural History has in its collection 7 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)


    Nilsiä Mammoth Accession nr: MZH ??. Lab Code: Hela-281. Received: 1873-00-00 Nilsiä Mammoth (fossil)
    Species: Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
    * Born at Finland unspecified forest † Dead at Finland unspecified forest
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Discovered as fossil 1873-00-00 at washed out from glacigenic sediments at shore of Lake Syväri in Nilsiä, Finland,
    Body, bone or dental material: only Molar,
    Dentition: incisives unknown. Molars: P; 17+, L; 227+ mm, W; 82 mm, H; 163 mm, LF; 9,

    Töölö Mammoth Accession nr: MZH ??. Lab Code: Hela-282. Received: 1911-00-00 Töölö Mammoth (fossil)
    Species: Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
    * Born at Finland unspecified forest † Dead at Finland unspecified forest
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Discovered as fossil 1911-00-00 at in 1.8 m depth, ca. 12 m above sealevel in Töölö, Helsinki, Finland.,
    Body, bone or dental material: premolar,
    Dentition: incisives . Molars: P; 6+, L; 48+ mm, W; 53 mm, H; 12 mm, LF; 12.5, highly worn,

    Espoo Mammoth Accession nr: MZH ??. Received: 1921-00-00 Espoo Mammoth (fossil)
    Species: Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
    * Born at Finland unspecified forest † Dead at Finland unspecified forest
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Discovered as fossil 1921-00-00 at in Espoo, Finland,
    Body, bone or dental material: molar (measurements not available),

    Tuulos Mammoth Accession nr: MZH ??. Received: 1923-00-00 Tuulos Mammoth (fossil)
    Species: Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
    * Born at Finland unspecified forest † Dead at Finland unspecified forest
    Death: Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Discovered as fossil 1923-00-00 at in glaciofluvial material, in 4.2 m depth, 83.9 m above sealevel in Tuulos, Suolijärvi, in Finland.,
    Body, bone or dental material: two small pieces of humerus (L 130/80+ mm, W 130/540+ mm, bone thickness 60/30 mm),

    Lohtaja Mammoth Accession nr: MZH ??. Lab Code: Hela-295. Received: 1930-00-00 Lohtaja Mammoth (fossil)
    Species: Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
    * Born at Finland unspecified forest † Dead at Finland unspecified forest
    Death: Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Discovered as fossil 1930-00-00 at in clay, Lohtaja, Finland.,
    Body, bone or dental material: two pieces of femur (L 700+/670+ mm, bone thickness 25 mm) ,

    Haapajärvi Mammoth Accession nr: MZH ??. Lab Code: Hela-294. Received: 1952-00-00 Haapajärvi Mammoth (fossil)
    Species: Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
    * Born at Finland unspecified forest † Dead at Finland unspecified forest
    Death: Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Discovered as fossil 1952-00-00 at between gravel and sand, in 7- 8 m depth, 121 m above sealevel in Haapajärvi, Finland.,
    Body, bone or dental material: tusk (L 200+ mm, diameter 73 mm) ,

    Herttoniemi Mammoth Accession nr: MZH ??. Lab Code: Hela-321. Received: 1954-00-00 Herttoniemi Mammoth (fossil)
    Species: Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
    * Born at Finland unspecified forest † Dead at Finland unspecified forest
    Death: Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Discovered as fossil 1954-00-00 at found between clay and sand under the a bog in 1.2 m depth in Herttoniemi, Helsinki in Finland,
    Body, bone or dental material: two pieces of humerus dex.(the larger piece: L 590+ mm, diameter 160-119-185 mm, bone thickness 25 mm) ,

Comments / picturesBotanical/zoological/geological/paleontological specimens from round the world, including minerals.

The zoological collections of the Finnish Museum of Natural History comprise more than 9 million specimens and sample lots, most of which are insects. In addition, the Zoology Unit hosts valuable monitoring data of annual bird censuses and phenology. The collections and data are used for research and teaching and to support decision making in the environmental administration. The international acronym for the collection of the Zoological Museum in Helsinki is MZH.

References for records about Finnish Museum of Natural History

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Finnish Museum of Natural History, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3199. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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