Faunal Collections

Singularity of the Museum: the collection of vertebrate bones, extremely rare in Italy. In Florence, it is organized by type of bone and not by specimen, highlighting the comparative nature of the collection - which is of utmost help in identifying finds from excavations.

The collection includes finds of Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals and above all Birds (603 individuals of 332 species). As in the case of the primate collections, here too are preserved specimens of endangered species, such as the fantastic White Oryx from Arabia.

Learn more on the faunal collections
(English text at the bottom of the pages)
Moggi, J., The anthropological collections (extract), in: Moggi, J., Stanyon, R. (eds), 2014. " The Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence. Vol. 5, The Anthropological and Ethnological Collections", Firenze University Press (p. 196)


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