Turin Regional Museum of Natural Science in Italy


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Turin Regional Museum of Natural Science
Local name Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali
Accession Code MZUT
Typemuseum
Founded1978
Address Via Giovanni Giolitti, 36
Zip-code 10123
Place Turin
Region Piemonte
Country Italy
Website http://www.mrsntorino.it
Telephone+39800329329
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Description

Turin Regional Museum of Natural Science, located at Via Giovanni Giolitti, 36, in Turin, Italy , was founded in 1978.

Taxidermy specimens


Turin Regional Museum of Natural Science 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)


    Fritz Accession nr: . Received: Fritz
    Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    * Born at Asia unspecified location † Dead 1852 at Turin Royal Zoological Garden
    Death: killed Death reason: agressivness, killed its keeper

Comments / picturesThe Turin Museum of Natural History (Italian: Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino or MRSN) was established in 1978 to house the natural history collections of the University of Turin and other collections of natural history, originated from specific research campaigns and donations. It is located at 36 Via Giolitti, Turin, in a 17th-century building which used to be the hospital of San Giovanni Battista, build by Amedeo di Castellamonte.

The museum has departments (sezioni) of zoology, entomology, botany, minerals, geology and paleontology. It also has a specialist library and an exhibition centre.

References for records about Turin Regional Museum of Natural Science

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Turin Regional Museum of Natural Science, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3225. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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