American Museum of Natural History in United States


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The remaning pieces of Jumbo, stored at the Museum
The remaning pieces of Jumbo, stored at the Museum


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Accession Code AMNH
Typemuseum
Founded1869
Address 200 Central Park West
Zip-code NY 10024
Place New York
Country United States
Telephone+12127695100
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American Museum of Natural History, located at 200 Central Park West, in New York, United States , was founded in 1869.

Taxidermy specimens


American Museum of Natural History has in its collection 5 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)


    Jumbo Accession nr: AMNH. Received: Jumbo
    Species: African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    * Born 1861 at Africa unspecified location † Dead 1885-09-15 at Barnum and Bailey Circus
    Death: accident Death reason: crushed by a locomotive at train station in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
    Body, bone or dental material: skeleton,
    Mounted 1885 by Henry Ward

    unknown Accession nr: . Received: unknown (fossil)
    Species: Phiomia minor
    * Born ca 36 million years ago at Africa unspecified location † Dead ca 36 million years ago at Africa unspecified location
    Death: Death reason: unknown (N/A)

    Fairbanks Creek Mammoth Accession nr: AMNH ?. Received: Fairbanks Creek Mammoth (fossil)
    Species: Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)
    * Born 21,300 years ago (±1,300) at North America unspecified forest † Dead 21,300 years ago (±1,300) at Fairbanks Creek
    Death: Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Discovered as fossil 1948 at Fairbanks Creek near Fairbanks, Alaska. Recovered from muck near prehistoric scraper,
    Body, bone or dental material: mummified head, trunk, and left forelimb,

    Jeffersons mammoth Accession nr: AMNH ?. Received: 1904-00-00 Jeffersons mammoth (fossil)
    Species: Columbian Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi)
    * Born ca 15 000 years ago at North America unspecified forest † Dead ca 15 000 years ago at Jonesboro site
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Discovered as fossil 1903 at 15 feet deep in muck deposit at Dora E. Gifts farm, Jonesboro, Indiana,
    Body, bone or dental material: complete skeleton,
    Mounted 1906

    Warren Mastodon Accession nr: AMNH. Received: 1906-00-00 Warren Mastodon (fossil)
    Species: American Mastodon (Mammut americanus)
    * Born about 11,000 years ago at North America unspecified forest † Dead about 11,000 years ago at Bog in Newburgh
    Death: accident Death reason: standing upright with its legs thrust forward and its head tilted upward, likely gasping for air under mud in which it had become mired.
    Discovered as fossil 1845-00-00
    Body, bone or dental material: entire skeleton,

Comments / picturesThe American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH) is a natural history museum on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. In Theodore Roosevelt Park, across the street from Central Park, the museum complex comprises 26 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library.

The museum collections contain over 34 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts, as well as specialized collections for frozen tissue and genomic and astrophysical data, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time.

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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). American Museum of Natural History, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3206. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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