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).
Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes weddellii)
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
- 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)
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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