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University of Nebraska State Museum




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Address Morrill Hall, 645 N 14th St
Zip-code NE 68588
Place Lincoln
StateNebraska
Country United States

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University of Nebraska State Museum, located at Morrill Hall, 645 N 14th St, in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States .

Taxidermy specimens


University of Nebraska State 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: . Received: Unnamed Palaeoloxodon falconeri (fossil)
    Species: Palaeoloxodon falconeri)
    * Born at Sicily unspecified forest † Dead at Sicily unspecified forest
    Death: Death reason: unknown (N/A) at Sicily,
    Body, bone or dental material: complete skeleton?,

    Kariger Mastodon Accession nr: . Received: 1921-00-00 Kariger Mastodon (fossil)
    Species: American Mastodon (Mammut americanus)
    * Born at North America unspecified forest † Dead at Henry Kariger ranch
    Death: Death reason: unknown (N/A)
    Discovered as fossil 1921-00-00 by Henry Kariger at Henry Karigers farm,
    Body, bone or dental material: complete skeleton except for tusks and lower limbs.,

Comments / picturesThe University of Nebraska State Museum, also known as Morrill Hall, founded in 1871, is a natural history museum featuring Nebraska biodiversity, paleontology, and cultural diversity, located on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln City Campus near the corner of 14th and Vine Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. The museum houses Mueller Planetarium, a hands-on science discovery center, and the Elephant Hall, where visitors can see the world\'s largest articulated fossil mammoth among the collection of fossil elephants.

The University of Nebraska State Museum was founded in 1871 by Erwin Barbour, the same year the University of Nebraska was established. The museums first home was two rooms located in Nebraska Hall. The first collections were recorded to be skeletons of a horse and a cow. In 1891, Erwin Barbour went on an expedition in search of fossils and minerals to contribute to the museum\'s empty cases.[1] Barbour discovered a new fossil, Daimonelix. His contribution caught the attention of Charles Morrill in 1892. When Morrill learned Barbour\'s trip was not funded by the University, he donated $1,000 for the next expedition to keep the collections growing. Morrill continued to donate money to the museum throughout his life, which in turn allowed Barbour to send out over one hundred expeditions.[2] Morrill Hall, the museums location since 1927, was dedicated to Charles Morrill for his contributions.

The Elephant Hall


The Elephant Hall is famous for having one of the largest mammoth skeletons in the world. Among them, the museum hosts the largest Columbian mammoth fossil in the world, known as "Archie." It is also the state fossil of Nebraska.[7] Along with the mammoth skeletons, the Hall displays skeletons and models of elephants of various eras. By comparing the structure of the skeletons and the elephants' Teeth, visitors can learn about the evolutionary history of the elephants.

References for records about University of Nebraska State Museum

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). University of Nebraska State Museum, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3249. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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