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Commentary

One of two seal skulls collected by H. R. 'Bob' Young in the vicinity of Little America on the Ross Ice Shelf during Richard E. Byrd's second Antarctic Expedition, stationed at Little America from January 1934 to February 1935. The expedition's biologist Alton Lindsey noted on 25 July 1934 that he started photographing seal skulls which had been cleaned by Young.

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Skull of a Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii).

Details

Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii)
NH.36.37
Natural History

1 item (description level: whole)

Broad category
Natural History: Zoology, Mammals
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  Leptonychotes weddellii
current scientific name:  Leptonychotes weddelli
catalogue title:  Weddell Seal
common name:  Weddell Seal
common name:  weddell seal

Collector
Young, H.R., Mr
Additional collector information
collector:   Young, Bob 
Place collected
Little America, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Additional place collected information
place collected:  Little America 
Date collected
January 1934 - February 1935
Additional date information
date collected:  January 1934 - February 1935 

Specimen form
skeletal material
Additional specimen form information
material: skeletal material (overall)

Provenance
previous owner:  Young, Bob  1934 - Undefined
vendor:  Barnes, W. Goodman  Undefined - 1936-02-10

Record created 2007-05-03 by MRILEY
Record last updated 2016-09-17 by XGVIEWS

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