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  • The rediscovered collection of Myotragus balearicus Bate, 1909 (Artiodactyla, Bovidae) at Manchester Museum
    Freedman, J., Gelsthorpe, D.
    Journal of Natural Science Collections, Volume 8, pages 66 - 72

    New discoveries within collections with significant research value are being made each year. New scientific information and historical context is uncovered revealing rich collections stories for researchers and the public. This paper details a recently rediscovered collection of over 60 specimens of the Late Pleistocene mammal Myotragus balearicus Bate, 1909 at Manchester Museum, along with a very brief overview of the species and its discoverer, Dorothea Bate. Whilst the small collection may hold some research potential, there is a great opportunity to use the collection for university students and members of the public to learn more about the history of science, early female palaeontologists, and island evolution and extinction.

    Keywords: Myotragus balearicus; island evolution; Dorothea Bate; Manchester Museum; museum collections