Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Parks Road, Oxford,
mit vollständigen Skeletten von:
- Zwergwal, Minke Whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata
- Nördlicher Entenwal, Northern Bottlenose Whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus
- Schwertwal, Killer Whale, Orcinus orca
- Beluga, Delphinapterus leucas
- Großer Tümmler, Bottlenosed Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
- Ganges Flußdelphin, Ganges River Dolphin, Platanista gangetica
- Heaviside Delphin, Heaviside’s Dolphin, Cephalorhynchus heavisidii
- Schweinswal, Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History houses the University’s scientific collections of zoological, entomological and geological specimens. The Museum itself is a Grade 1 listed building, renowned for its spectacular neo-Gothic architecture.
The Zoological Collections comprise more than 250,000 specimens, including some 1,000 type specimens. Many extinct and endangered species are represented within the collections, including the most complete remains of a dodo in the world. Notable collections include those of Thomas Bell, William Burchell, and Charles Darwin.
Luckily for abroad researchers the museum maintains a searchable database of specimens. There are 180 records for cetaceans. Apart from those complete skeletons listed above there are skulls, teeth, bones, samples and models from many more species, including the impressive humpback whale skull.
Info-Telephon: + 44 1865 272 950
The Museum is open between 10am and 5pm seven days a week.
Informationen zur Anfahrt (PDF)
Many thanks to oxfraudm for the permission to use the Humpback whale skull photography. You can find more images by oxfraudm at Flickr.com.
Vielen Dank an Hans Christian Küchelmann (knochenarbeit.de) für die Meldung dieses Museums.