Blue Antelope (NHMW-Zoo-MAMM ST715)3D Model
3D scan of a mounted skin of the only remaining female blue antelope. Hippotragus leucophaeus was the first large mammal species in Africa to be driven to extinction by humans in modern times.
No more than six specimens of this species (publication by Hempel et al. (2021)) are known to have been preserved, and this one is the only remaining female, which makes it one of the most exceptional specimens of the NHM Vienna.
In order to protect this unique specimen, it is not on display. The Vienna specimen dates from the 1780s and has been part of the collection since 1806.
Specimen: Hippotragus leucophaeus (Pallas, 1766)
Inventory number: NHMW-Zoo-MAMM ST175
Collection: Natural History Museum Vienna, 1st Zoological Dept., Mammal Coll. (curator: Frank E. Zachos)
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Scanned and edited by Anna Haider (NHMW)
Scanner: Artec Leo. Infrastructure funded by the FFG.
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