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Mammal Collection

"Mammals: A Journey Through Time and Diversity" Step into the fascinating world of mammals, where sensory homunculus unveils the intricate mapping of our senses

Background imageMammal Collection: Sensory homunculus

Sensory homunculus
This model shows what a mans body would look like if each part grew in proportion to the area of the cortex of the brain concerned with its sensory perception

Background imageMammal Collection: Sketch for Lion and Lioness Resting, 1899 (oil on paper, laid down on panel)

Sketch for Lion and Lioness Resting, 1899 (oil on paper, laid down on panel)
1769808 Sketch for Lion and Lioness Resting, 1899 (oil on paper, laid down on panel) by Vastagh, Geza (1866-1919); 47x66.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketch for Lion and Lioness Resting)

Background imageMammal Collection: Red deer, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Red deer, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMammal Collection: Mary Anning (1799-1847)

Mary Anning (1799-1847)
Pioneer fossil collector of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Oil painting by an unknown artist, before 1842. Golden Cap is visible in the background. Held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageMammal Collection: Motor homunculus

Motor homunculus
This model shows what a mans body would look like if each part grew in proportion to the area of the cortex of the brain concerned with its movement

Background imageMammal Collection: Antique map of Tasmania

Antique map of Tasmania

Background imageMammal Collection: Thylacinus cynocephalus (Tasmanian Tiger, Tasmanian Wolf, Thylacine)

Thylacinus cynocephalus (Tasmanian Tiger, Tasmanian Wolf, Thylacine)
Illustration of a Thylacinus cynocephalus (Tasmanian Tiger, Tasmanian Wolf, Thylacine)

Background imageMammal Collection: Brown Hare Lepus europaeus in meadow in summer Norfolk UK

Brown Hare Lepus europaeus in meadow in summer Norfolk UK

Background imageMammal Collection: Close-up of the head of a shaggy Highland cow with horns

Close-up of the head of a shaggy Highland cow with horns, looking at the camera, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMammal Collection: Basset Hound with Outstretched Ears

Basset Hound with Outstretched Ears
The large, floppy ears of the Basset Hound have a job to do. As a they trot across the ground, their ears help bring smells directly to their face

Background imageMammal Collection: Black Aberdeen Angus calf suckling, with cow, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Black Aberdeen Angus calf suckling, with cow, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMammal Collection: Hazel Dormice, Muscardinus avellanarius, sleeping, Kent, UK, autumn

Hazel Dormice, Muscardinus avellanarius, sleeping, Kent, UK, autumn

Background imageMammal Collection: Scottish Highland cattle -Bos primigenius f. taurus- calf, Allgaeu, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Scottish Highland cattle -Bos primigenius f. taurus- calf, Allgaeu, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Background imageMammal Collection: Hominid crania

Hominid crania
L to R: Australopithecus africanus; Homo rudolfensis; H.erectus; H. heildebergensis; H. neanderthalensis and H. sapiens. Arranged in chronological order these specimens (casts)

Background imageMammal Collection: African Lioness - close up of female

African Lioness - close up of female (Panthera leo)

Background imageMammal Collection: Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)

Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)
A cast of the partial skeleton (nicknamed Lucy) of Australopithecus afarensis found at the Hadar, North East Ethiopia in 1974 by Donald Johanson

Background imageMammal Collection: African Elephants at water hole, Etosha NP, Namibia, South Africa

African Elephants at water hole, Etosha NP, Namibia, South Africa

Background imageMammal Collection: Black Labrador Retriever dog, male, Germany

Black Labrador Retriever dog, male, Germany

Background imageMammal Collection: Reindeer on Cairngorm Scottish Highlands winter

Reindeer on Cairngorm Scottish Highlands winter

Background imageMammal Collection: Jersey cow, Jersey, St. Helier, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, Europe

Jersey cow, Jersey, St. Helier, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMammal Collection: Rothschild giraffes at The Giraffe Manor on the outskirts of Nairobi

Rothschild giraffes at The Giraffe Manor on the outskirts of Nairobi. The centre is a popular tourist destination. There are usually ten adult giraffes at the centre

Background imageMammal Collection: Wet black Labrador Retriever dog (Canis lupus familiaris) at the dog beach, male, domestic dog

Wet black Labrador Retriever dog (Canis lupus familiaris) at the dog beach, male, domestic dog

Background imageMammal Collection: Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus), Scottish Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Red deer stag (Cervus elaphus), Scottish Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMammal Collection: Horses skull

Horses skull, coloured X-ray

Background imageMammal Collection: Red deer stag

Red deer stag
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag standing in front of Sgurr Mor mountain. Photographed in Glen Garry, Scotland, in March

Background imageMammal Collection: European Brown Hare boxing in spring Norfolk March

European Brown Hare boxing in spring Norfolk March

Background imageMammal Collection: Okapi chewing leaves

Okapi chewing leaves
Okapi eating leaves from a tree branch drawn for Drawing at the Zoo published in 1949. The okapi is a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa

Background imageMammal Collection: Male African Wild Dog, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kalahari Desert, Botswana

Male African Wild Dog, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Kalahari Desert, Botswana

Background imageMammal Collection: Primitive men with spears hunting a glyptodon

Primitive men with spears hunting a glyptodon, large, armored mammal of the family Glyptodontidae.. Colour printed illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric

Background imageMammal Collection: Giant Pangolin Manis gigantea carrying young on tail, illustration

Giant Pangolin Manis gigantea carrying young on tail, illustration
Giant Pangolin (Manis gigantea) carrying young on its tail, illustration

Background imageMammal Collection: Cat tongue surface, SEM

Cat tongue surface, SEM
Cats tongue. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a cats (family Felidae) tongue. The tongue is covered in many backward facing papillae (projections)

Background imageMammal Collection: Hares, 1878 (oil on canvas)

Hares, 1878 (oil on canvas)
659635 Hares, 1878 (oil on canvas) by Hermansen, Olaf August (1849-97); 62x52 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Hares. Olaf August Hermansen (1849-1897). Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1878

Background imageMammal Collection: Shropshire sheep

Shropshire sheep
Illustration of a Shropshire sheep

Background imageMammal Collection: Sheep Breeds

Sheep Breeds
Illustration of a sheep breeds: Merino sheep Electoral-Negretti, Hampshire or Hampshire Down sheep, Shropshire sheep, Negretti merino sheep, Cotswold sheep, Heidschnucke, Soissonais sheep

Background imageMammal Collection: A sperm whale family swimming together

A sperm whale family swimming together
A sperm whale family swims together while sharing a close bond between them

Background imageMammal Collection: Pterodactyls considered as marsupial bats

Pterodactyls considered as marsupial bats
Pterodactylus crassirostris above P. brevirostris. Plate from Note on the Pterodactyle Tribe... Paper in The Zoologist, Vol 1, 1843 by Edward Newman

Background imageMammal Collection: Ground sloth droppings or coprolite

Ground sloth droppings or coprolite
Ground sloth (Mylodon darwinii) fossilised droppings or coprolite, 13, 000 year old specimen from the Pleistocene, Chile

Background imageMammal Collection: Llama family

Llama family

Background imageMammal Collection: Badger and squirrel

Badger and squirrel - scanned 1888 engraving

Background imageMammal Collection: Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild

Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild
Rothschild broke in and trained several zebras to pull a trap, which he memorably used to visit Buckingham Palace in 1898 Date: 1898

Background imageMammal Collection: Binturong (Arctictis binturong)

Binturong (Arctictis binturong)
Illustration of a Binturong or Arctictis binturong or Asian Bearcat or Palawan Bearcat or Bearcat in the meadow

Background imageMammal Collection: Head of a Bald Uakari, Cacajao calvus, red-faced monkey

Head of a Bald Uakari, Cacajao calvus, red-faced monkey

Background imageMammal Collection: Sika deer, Spotted Deer or Japanese Deer (Cervus nippon), stag

Sika deer, Spotted Deer or Japanese Deer (Cervus nippon), stag

Background imageMammal Collection: Sheep pasture, Glencolumbcille, or Glencolumbkille, County Donegal, Ireland, Europe

Sheep pasture, Glencolumbcille, or Glencolumbkille, County Donegal, Ireland, Europe

Background imageMammal Collection: Cell types in the mammalian cerebellum: drawing, 1894, by the Spanish histologist Santiago Ramon y

Cell types in the mammalian cerebellum: drawing, 1894, by the Spanish histologist Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934)
NERVE CELLS, 1894. Cell types in the mammalian cerebellum: drawing, 1894, by the Spanish histologist Santiago Ramon y Cajal (1852-1934)

Background imageMammal Collection: Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)

Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)
A partial skeleton (nicknamed Lucy) of Australopithecus afarensis found at the Hadar, North East Ethiopia in 1974 by Donald Johanson

Background imageMammal Collection: Neofelis nebulosa diardi, clouded leopard

Neofelis nebulosa diardi, clouded leopard
Felis diardi. Plate from A Monograph of the Felidae, or Family of the Cats, 1833, by Daniel Giraud Elliot. One of 43 hand-coloured lithographs by Joseph Wolf (1820-1899) and Joseph Smit (1836-1929)

Background imageMammal Collection: Ballyregan Bob, greyhound

Ballyregan Bob, greyhound
Photograph of Ballyregan Bob, the famous racing greyhound. Specimen on display at the Natural History Museum at Tring



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"Mammals: A Journey Through Time and Diversity" Step into the fascinating world of mammals, where sensory homunculus unveils the intricate mapping of our senses. From Mary Anning's groundbreaking discoveries in paleontology to an antique map of Tasmania, we embark on a captivating exploration. Meet Thylacinus cynocephalus, also known as the Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf – a mysterious creature that once roamed Australia. Its presence is immortalized in history through this rare depiction on an ancient map. Observe a Basset Hound with outstretched ears, capturing every sound around them with remarkable precision. These loyal companions remind us of the diverse range of mammalian species that have evolved alongside humans throughout history. Travel to Lochranza in Isle of Arran, Scotland, where majestic red deer roam freely amidst breathtaking landscapes. Witness their grace and strength as they navigate their natural habitat. In Caithness, Scotland, witness the tender bond between a black Aberdeen Angus calf and its nurturing mother cow. This heartwarming scene reminds us of the maternal instincts ingrained within mammalian species across continents. Delve into our evolutionary past by examining hominid crania – relics from our ancestors' journey towards becoming Homo sapiens. Among them stands Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1), affectionately named Lucy - a pivotal discovery shedding light on human evolution. Discover Hazel Dormice peacefully sleeping during autumn in Kent, UK - these tiny creatures exemplify nature's ability to adapt and thrive even in challenging environments. Uncover the intricacies of motor control through motor homunculus - a visual representation highlighting how different areas of our brain control specific movements within our bodies. Finally, encounter Jersey cows grazing contently in St. Helier at Channel Islands; their gentle demeanor symbolizes mankind's long-standing relationship with domesticated animals for sustenance and companionship.