Zoological Museum of Naples in Italy


Zoological Museum of Naples
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Founded1811
Place Naples
Province Campania
Region south Italy
Country Italy

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Zoological Museum of Naples, in Naples, Italy , was founded in 1811.

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Zoological Museum of Naples has in its collection 1 elephantine museum 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)


    Elephant of Portici Accession nr: . Received: 1756-00-00 Elephant of Portici
    Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
    * Born at Asia unspecified location † Dead 1756 at Royal Palace of Portici
    Death: unknown Death reason: unknown (N/A)

Comments / picturesThe Zoological Museum of Naples, located in Naples, south Italy, was founded by Gioacchino Murat in 1811. The first curator was Luigi Petagna. The founding collections were those of the Royal Bourbon Museum and the private collection of Giuseppe Saverio Poli.

Later curators were: Giosuè Sangiovanni, Achille Costa (from 1860), Francesco Saverio Monticelli (from 1900). the museum was badly damaged in the Second World War but with Mario Salfi as Curator, it was restored between 1948 and 1970.

The museum is part of the University of Naples Federico II as Centro Musei delle Scienze Naturali

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Koehl, Dan (2023). Zoological Museum of Naples, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3639. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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