Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758

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Specimen Count
1
Barthelmess, K. and I. Svanberg (2013). "A watercolour of a stranded sperm whale from the late seventeenth century." Archives of natural history 40(1): 38–44. ABSTRACT: A manuscript album, known as Kungsboken, contains various documents of military relevance assembled during the rule of the Swedish kings Charles XI and Charles XII. Among them is a watercolour depicting a stranded sperm whale. The painting is not signed or dated but is believed to have been done around 1675. It may be an illustration of a whale that was stranded on the north German coast, then part of the Swedish empire. The painting is an interesting example of anamorphosis.
Record Last Modified
8 Dec 2017
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Mammals
Vertebrate Zoology
Collection Date
1675
Other Numbers
Whale Field Number 1 : No number
USNM Number
STR18630
Collector
Collector Unknown
Ocean/Sea/Gulf
North Atlantic Ocean, North Sea
Published Name
Physeter catodon Linnaeus, 1758
Place
Germany?, Germany, Europe, North Atlantic Ocean
Sex
Male
Taxonomy
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetacea Physeteridae
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division