Sapienza Museum of Paleontology in Italy


Sapienza Museum of Paleontology
Straight-tusked elephant. Skeleton of an Elephas antiquus in the Museo paleontologico of the university Sapienzia, Rome
Straight-tusked elephant. Skeleton of an Elephas antiquus in the Museo paleontologico of the university Sapienzia, Rome

Local name Museo Universitario di Scienze della Terra
Typemuseum

OwnerSapienza University of Rome
Total nrs100
Founded1928
Number of animals100
Address Piazzale della Minerva
Zip-code 00185
Place Roma
Country Italy
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Sapienza Museum of Paleontology, located at Piazzale della Minerva, in Roma, Italy , was founded in 1928.

Taxidermy specimens


Sapienza Museum of Paleontology has in its collection 1 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)


    Grotte Santo Stefano elephant Accession nr: . Received: Grotte Santo Stefano elephant (fossil)
    Species: Straight-tusked elephant (Palaeoloxodon antiquus)
    * Born at Europe unspecified location † Dead at Grotte Santo Stefano
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Discovered as fossil 1950-00-00 at late Middle Pleistocene diatomaceous layers outcropping near the village of Grotte Santo Stefano,
    Body, bone or dental material: nearly complete skeleton,

Comments / picturesThe Museum of Paleontology, is the newest of the three Museums of Earth Sciences. It was officially founded in 1928 when the Chair of Paleontology was established. The previous history is closely interwoven with that of the Museum of Geology, from which it was separated.

Currently in this museum are preserved over 100,000 fossils found both in Italy and abroad. The museum is divided into two areas, one open to the public, and one laboratory for researchers. The exhibition area consists of two large halls, where over a thousand fossils of plants and animals both invertebrates and vertebrates are exposed.

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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Sapienza Museum of Paleontology, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3205. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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