The egg collection consists of approximately 36,000 clutches representing over 2,000 species. The collection is worldwide in scope, with particularly strong coverage of Florida (USA), Europe, and British Colonies. Formation of the collection began when the Museum was founded in 1957. Among the egg collections that can be found here are those of Captain Vivian Hewitt, Jeremiah Matthews Goodall, John "Jack" G. Gordon, D.F.S. MacArthur, A. H. Paget-Wilkes, Dr. Percy Rendall, Edward Charles Stuart-Baker, and Donald & Wray Nicholson.
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Collection is worldwide in scope with strengths in USA (Florida), Great Britain, Europe, and British Colonies.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
Class Aves (Birds)
|Collection Name||Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH) Egg Collection|
|Parent Collection Identifier||not applicable|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried|