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Commentary

These “doubleprep” specimens by taxidermy company Gerrard's of London are half-skeletal and half-taxidermy. They were used as educational tools in the early 20th Century.

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Skeletal - taxidermy double preparation of Flying Fox.

Details

Flying Fox (null)
NH.24.41
Natural History

1 item (description level: whole)

Broad category
Natural History: Zoology, Mammals
Additional names, titles, or classifications
current scientific name:  Pteropus sp.
current scientific name:  Pteropus
catalogue title:  Flying Fox
common name:  Indian flying fox
common name:  Flying Fox
common name:  Fruit Bat
common name:  flying fox
common name:  Fruit bat

Additional date information
date collected:  before 13 December 1924 
Additional preparator information
maker:  Gerrard & Sons 
Specimen form
taxidermy - skeletal mount
Additional specimen form information
material: Taxidermy mount (overall)

Provenance
vendor:  Gerrard & Sons  Undefined - 1924-12-13

Record created 2007-08-10
Record last updated 2019-08-15

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