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Yellow-eyed penguin, Megadyptes antipodes, AV034

Physical Description

Study skin of a yellow-eyed penguin, with its body in a straight line with the head and the tail, with the wings straight at its sides and its legs straight. The head is tilted so the beak is pointing forward. The beak is tied closed with string.

References

Lost in translation or deliberate falsification? Genetic analyses reveal erroneous museum data for historic penguin specimens; Sanne Boessenkool
Relict or colonizer? Extinction and range expansion of penguins in southern New Zealand; Sanne Boessenkool

Field Collection

Maker

Taxidermist: William Smyth

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 160 x 650 x 190mm

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