|The Field Museum Chicago |
by Juanfibarra Wikimedia Commons CC BY 2.5
|Cross section through placental disc of a web-footed tenrec |
(Limnogale mergulus) from Enders et al. (here). FMNH 165440
Thanks to the Field Museum were able to describe the placenta from a rare specimen of an aquatic tenrec (above). We also used Field Museum specimens when reviewing the reproductive organs of bats (here).
|Gravid uterus of a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) from the Hill Collection|
currently housed at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
The history of this collection is instructive. After Hill's death in 1954 it was stored in the attic of Dixon Boyd's house in Cambridge. It subsequently found what seemed to be a permanent home at the Hubrecht Laboratory in Utrecht. Together with the Hubrecht Collection it was eventually kept in a purpose built facility of a new building. With a change of director this space was seen as more suitable for -70 freezers and the future of the collection remained uncertain until it was removed to Berlin. The director subsequently became President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences!