Specimens

Katalog

A   Section I: Whales       

$  = Extinct in Icelandic waters   *   = Fairly common in Icelandic waters

&  = Occasionally spotted in Icelandic waters   #  = Very rarely spotted in Icelandic waters                                   

 

A 1 *   Northern bottlenose whale    Hyperoodon ampullatus (rostratus)

a) Very young animal, beached on the South-west coast, approx. 15 miles south of Reykjavík, on September 8th 1998. Length 6.8 meters. In formalin.

b)  Very young animal, beached on the Reykjanes peninsula on October 9th, 1998. Lenght 6,54 meters, testicle weighing only 50 grammes. Member whole with retractor muscle and part of the pelvic bone. In formalin.                                             

            A  2 *   Sperm whale ( Pottwhale, cachalot)  Physeter catodon 

a)  Adult caught by the Hjalfjörður whaling station in 1975. Skin flattened, tanned.

b)  An old male beached on the south coast in January 1992.  Hollowed , salted, dried, placed on a wooden plaque.

c)  Adult beached along with two others on the North-east coast in June 1995. Skin tanned  for neckties, bowties etc.

d) Adult beached on the North-west coast in November 1997. Lower jaw missing. Brought to the whale museum in Húsavík.  With one testicle.  In formalin.

e) Young animal, about 20 years old, length 14 meters, beached recently dead on the North coast in April 1998. Had 42 teeth (21+21). Skin flattened and tanned for leather work.

f)  Young animal, 10,11 meters, beached on the North coast in July 1998. In formalin.

g)  Adult beached on the North coast west of Siglufjördur on September  3rd 1999. Penis 162 cm was torn and cut. Front part hollowed and salt-dried, upper part unsuccessfully tanned for leather.

h) Adult, length 15.8 meters, beached  alive in Hrútafjörður on the North coast on 27 August 2000. Cause of death intestinal blockage. Penis 170 cm. and 70 kg.  In formalin.

i)  Young adult, beached   in Trékyllisvík, NW-Iceland on 18 January 2004. Skin tanned for leather.

                            i2)  Crosscut (slice) from the upper part of limb. In formalin.

    i3)  Crosscut (slice)   from the front part of limb. In formalin.

A  3 *   Long-finned pilot whale   Globicephala maleana (melas)

a)  Adult beached with a few others on the north coast in Oct. 1991.  In formalin.

b)  A young calf, 270 cm. Beached along with 21 other calves, very rotten, in the Western fiords in June 2005. In formalin.

A  4 *   Killer whale   Orcinus orca

a)  A young male beached along with another killer whale on the North-east coast     in October 1995. Hollowed, salted, dried on a wooden plaque.

b)  A young animal, 5.4m. long, beached on the West Coast on 11 Nov.2003.    Member whole with both pelvic bones and retractor muscle. In formalin.

A  5 *   Common porpoise ( harbour porpoise)  Phocoena phocoena

a)  Old male caught off the North coast in August 1985. In formalin with both testicles.

b)  Very young male caught off the North coast in May 1985. In formalin with one testicle 

c)  Adult, 159 cm. Long with both retractor muscles and pelvic bones. Caught in a fishing net off the East Coast in January 1999. In formalin.

d)  A young animal, 125 cm. with retractor muscles and pelvic bones. Died entangled in fishing nets off the North Coast in March 2005. In formalin.

e)  Adult, 150 cm with retractor muscles and both testicles. Caught in fishing nets off The North Coast in March 2007. In formalin.

f)  Young animal with retractor muscles and both testicles. Shot in Skjálfandaflói Bay in April 2008. In formalin.

g)  Young animal cought in Skjálfandaflói Bay summer 2011, In formalin with one testicle

            A   6   &   Humpback whale      Megaptera novaeangliae (boops)

a)  Very young animal, probably this year´s calf. Length 8.3 meters. Discovered recently dead, floating half a mile off the the West coast of Skagi in Northern Iceland on August 21st 1998. Preserved in formalin.         

b)  Young animal, not sexually mature, length 11,8 m. long. Beached alive in  SE Iceland in April 2002. Rescue attempts proved unsuccessful. In formalin.

            A   7  *   White-beaked dolphin   Lagenorhynchus albirostris

a)  Very young, length 208 cm. Beached in Ólafsvík, W-Iceland. Penis whole with retractor muscle and one pelvic bone.  November 22.11.2000. In formalin.

b)  Young animal, length 222 cm. Beached  near Ólafsvík, W-Iceland, in March 2001. Kept in formalin.

c)  Very young animal, 205 cm. Beached on the Southern shore of Seltjarnarnes peninsula, on the outskirts of Reykjavík in January 2002. Very good specimen with retractor muscle and pelvic bones. Kept in formalin.

A  8  *  Minke whale  (lesser rorqual)   Balaenoptera acutorostrata

a)  Adult caught by the whaling station at Brjánslækur on the Western fiords in July 1980.  Salted and dried on a wooden plaque.

b)  Adult caught by  the whaling station at Brjánslækur on the Western fiords in July 1984. In formalin.

c)   Right testicle  from  the same animal (b).   In formalin.

d)   Adult weighing 4810 kgs., length 7.9 m. Caught accidentally in the net of afishing boat off the South-west coast in September 1994. Hollowed, salted, dried and placed on a wooden plaque.

e)  Adult, length 8 meters, weighing 5122 kgs. Caught accidentally in a fishingnet off the Snæfellsnes peninsula on 30 September 1998. In formalin.

f)  Foetus, 2.4 m. long, almost fully developed. Found beached  along with  its   mother on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on 26 January 2001.  It had been                      washed out  through a hole on the mother´s side, near the back, the umbilical        cord still unbroken. Kept in formalin.

g) Adult, 7,75 m. long. Caught in the Faxaflói Bay, 17 miles West of Reykjavík,  15 September 2003. Member whole with retractor muscles and pelvic bones.In formalin.

h)  Young animal, 6,93 m. long. Caught in the Faxaflói Bay, at 64,20N and 22,47V on 23 August 2003. Member whole with retractor muscles and pelvic bones. In formalin.

A  9 &  Common dolphin   Delphinus delphis

                        a)  A young one, caught off the North coast in September 1984.   In  formalin.

b)  A very young one , caught off the South coast in April 1994. Salted, dried andplaced on a wooden plaque.

A   10 *  Fin whale   Balaenoptera physalus

a)  Adult, caught from the Hvalfjörður whaling station, 140 nautical miles west of Hvalfjörður, in July 1978. Skin flattened and tanned.

b)  Adult caught from the Hvalfjörður whaling station in September 1983. Hollowed, filled with silicon and placed on a wooden plaque.

A  11#   Atlantic white-sided dolphin      Lagenorhynchus acutus

             a) Adult stranded on the south-west coast in September 2008. Member whole
             without pelvic bones. November 2008. In formalin.

A   13 #   Narwhal  (Narwhale)    Monodon monoceros

a) A young adult, hunted off the coast of East-Greenland in October 2000. Length of tooth ca. 120 cm.  In formalin

b) Right side tooth. Bought in Nuuk, Greenland in May 2001.

c)  A young animal, 470 cm plus a broken tooth of 80 cm. Found beeched in  NE Iceland in January 2007.  In formalin

d) Right side tooth. Bought in Baffin Island. Donor Justice Douglas Rutherford, Ottawa, Canada. Donated in July 2008

A  16 *  Sei whale   Balaenoptera borealis

a)  Adult, caught by the Hvalfjörður whaling station in August 1980.  Dried wholeon a wooden plaque.

b)  Adult, caught by  the Hvalfjörður whaling station in September 1983.    In formalin.

c)  Adult, caught by the Hvalfjörður whaling station in September 1983.  Hollowed, filled with silicon and placed on a wooden plaque.

A    18  #   Blue whale       Balaenoptera musculus

a)  Young male, roughly 17 meters in length,  beached on the Reykjanes peninsula in March 1993. Hollowed, salted, dried and placed on a woodenplaque.

            A    19  #   Bottlenose dolphin     Tursiops truncatus

a)   Big adult. Member whole with retractor muscle, pelvic bones and both testicles. October 2000. In formalin.

                        b)   Young adult from the island of Grímsey. August 2002. In formalin.

            A   20  #   Cuvier´s beaked whale   Ziphius cavirostris

a)  Adult, beached alone on the East coast near Djúpivogur  on Dec. 31 1997.Penis whole with retractor penis muscle.   In  formalin.

A   22  #   Striped dolphin       Stenella coeruleoalba

a) Very  young animal, length only 145 cm. Not sexually mature. Beached in a group of 4 animals in Leiruvogur, just north of Reykjavík,  in September 1998. Second beaching of this species in Iceland.  In formalin.

 

B     Section  II   :   Bears

           

            B    1 #    Polar bear   Ursus maritimus

a)  Adult, killed by Icelandic fishermen in June 1993, 67 nautical miles north-west of the Western fiords and only 10 miles off the pack-ice fringe. Bone removed. With both testicles. In formalin.

C     Section   III    :   Seals      

*  Breeding on the coast af Iceland                +  Vagrants in Icelandic waters

C  1  +   Hooded seal, Bladdernose seal       Cystophora cristata

a)  An old male, caught in April 1988 off the North coast. With both testicles in formalin.

b)  A young adult, caught in the spring of 2002. Penis bone. July 2002.

c)  Adult, ca. 4 years old, shot in the Skjálfandaflói Bay in August 2008. Penis bone (Os penis, baculum).
c1) Member cut up longways, with both testicles.

            C  2  +   Ringed seal      Phoca hispida,  Phusa hispida         

                        a) An old male, caught off the North coast in March 1991. In formalin.

b) An old male, unusually big, caught off the North coast in January 1998. With both testicles.   In formalin.

c1)  Penis bone (Baculum) from an adult, big. Caught in nets in May 2005.

c2)  Testicles from c1)    In formalin.

C  3  +  Bearded seal     Erignathus barbatus

                        a)  A young male, 2-3 years old, caught off the North coast in April 1988.                                   In formalin.

b) A young male, 2 years old, caught off the North coast in May 1988. In formalin.

C  4  *  Common seal, Harbour seal     Phoca vitulina

                        a) One year old, caught off the North coast in May 1985. In formalin.

b) Penis bone (Os penis, Baculum) Young male. 1981.

                        c) Penis bone. Adult. 1992.

d)  Adult, shot in the Skjálfandaflói Bay in the spring of 2008. Member whole  with the bone and both testicles.

e)  Penis bone (Os penis, Baculum) Adult. 2013

f)   Penis bone (Os penis, Baculum) Young animal. 2013

            C  5  *   Grey seal     Halichoerus grypus

a)  Adult, caught in the Breiðafjörður area off the West coast in May 1983. In formalin.

b)  Adult, caught in the Breiðafjörður area off the West coast in the autumn of 1984. In formalin.

c)  A very young male, at most 1 year old, caught off the North coast in April 1985. In formalin.

                        d)  Penis bone. Adult, young. 1985

e1)  Young animal, 3 year old. Caught in the Skjálfandi Bay in March 2005 Member opened to show  the bone.  In formalin..

                        e2) Testicles from e1)  In formalin.

            C  6  +  Greenland seal     Pagophilus groenlandicus                        

a)  Young male, two years old, caught off the North coast  in February 1986. In formalin.

b)  One year old, caught off the North coast in February 1988.  In formalin.

                        c)  Old male, caught off the North coast in May 1988.  In formalin.

d)  Old male, caught off the North coast in March 1995. With both testicles.  In formalin.

e1) Very old male, caught off the North Coast in April 2003. Without the bone. In Tequila.
e2) Penis bone (Baculum) from e1)

f)  Young animal, two year old. Caught in February 2005.
1) Penis  bone (Os penis, baculum)
2)  Both testicles. In formalin.

g)  Penis bone (Os penis, baculum) from a young animal, 2-3 years old.,                       extremely  fat. Caught in a fishing net in March 2005.

h) Young animal, two years old. Caught in fishing net in March 2006.
1) Penis bone (Os penis, baculum)
2) Both testicles. In formalin. 

i)  Young animal, 1 – 2 years old. Member whole with both testicles. Caught in a fishing net in March 2008. In formalin.

j)  Young animal, two years old. Shot off the North Coast in the spring of 2008. In formalin.

k)  Young animal, two years old. Member whole with one testicle. Cought in a net off the north coast in September 2011. In formalin.

l)  Young animal, 3 years old. Member whole with both testicles. March 2011.

C  7  +  Walrus     Odobenus rosmarus         

            a)  Penis bone, (baculum) bought in Fairbanks, Alaska in September 1991.

            b)  Penis bone (baculum). It comes from Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay), Nunavut(North Canada).  Bought at the Vestnorden Arts & Craft Exhibition, Reykjavík in September 2004.

c)  Very old animal, exceptionally big, that came ashore in Ófeigsfjördur  in NW-Iceland in August 2008. Length 413 cm, weight approx. 1500 – 1600 kg.  Member 100 cm. and penis bone 62 cm.  With both testicles. In formalin.

 

 

 

 

 

D            Section  IV    :   Land mammals

           

            D  1   Goat       Capra hircus

                         a)  Young male. 1983.  In formalin.

b)  Adult with both testicles. 1984.  In formalin.

c)  Young animal. Member, black scrotum with both testicles. Nov. 2001.

                        d)  Young animal. Member, white scrotum with both testicles. Nov. 2001.

                                    e1)  Young animal with both testicles, without scrotum. Nov. 2001.

                                    e2)  Scrotum skin af e1) dried and expanded. Nov. 2001.

            D  2   Field mouse, Wood mouse     Apodemus sylvaticus

                        a)  Adult with testicles. 1985.  In formalin.

                        b)  Adult. Penis and testicles. February 2002. In formalin.

                        c)  Adult. Penis whole with bone. 05.12.2007.  In ethanol.

                        d,e,)  Two penis bones from adults. 05.12.2007. In formalin.

D  3   Horse    Equus caballus

                        a)  Young male. 1980. In formalin.

b1)  Both testicles from a 3  year old. 1997. In formalin with D 3 a)

b2)  Both testicles from a 3 year old. 1997.  In formalin.

c) Adult. Smoked (for eating?) Sept. 1998. In formalin.

d) Young with scrotum and both testicles. July 2001. In formalin.

                        e) Young with both testicles. July 2001. In formalin.

f 1,2,3)  Three horse penises flavoured with salt, sage, thyme, dill, nutmeg, rosemary, oregano and marjoram. April 2006.

g)  A five year old stallion. Member whole with scrotum and both testicles. A gift from the owner. June 2007.

h) A 24 year old stallion. Hjörtur fromTjörn (1985-2009) October 2009. In formalin

D  4   Ram    Ovis aries

                        a)  Adult with both testicles and scrotum. 1982. In formalin.

b)  Adult. 1982. In formalin.

c)  Adult with both testicles. 1982. In formalin.

d)  Two years old with both testicles. Oct. 1998.  In formalin.

                        da)  Skin of the scrotum made into a purse.

                        e)  Two years old with both testicles. Oct. 1998. In formalin.

                        ea) Skin of the scrotum made into a purse.

                        f)  Lampshade made from an expanded scrotum skin. February 2000.

g)  Lampshade made from 10 scrotum skins. Oct. 2000.

            h)  The Leading Ram “Sveinbjörn” (2000 – 2008). Lampshade. Sept. 2008.

D   5   House mouse    Mus musculus

                        a)  Adult. 1980.  In formalin.

b) Adult. 1984. In formalin.

c)  Adult. Penis and testicles. February 2002.  In formalin.

                        d)  Adult. Penis bone (Os penis). February 2002.

D   6   Reindeer     Rangifer tarandus (cylindricornis)

                        a) Adult, caught on the eastern highlands in August 1980. In formalin.

b) Two adults, caught on the eastern highlands in Aug. 1980. In formalin.

c)   Adult with scrotum and testicles, caught in the eastern highlands in August      1999. In formalin.

d)   Adult with scrotum and testicles, caught in the eastern highlands in September 2012. In formalin.

D  7    Dog     Canis familiaris

                        a)  Adult. 1993.  In formalin.

b)  Adult, 7-8 years old. Half Icelandic. April 2000. In formalin.

c)  Penis bone (os penis) 12 year old Labrador. June 2000.

D  8    Cat      Felis catus

                        a) Adult, with both testicles. 1986.  In formalin.

            b) Adult, with scrotum and testicles. November 2002. In formalin.

                        c) Adult, member with bone. November 2002. In formalin.

                        d) Adult. Penis bone (os penis). November 2002.

D   9    Mink    Mustela vison

                        a) Adult, with both testicles. 1986.  In formalin.

b) Adult, with both testicles. 1992.  In formalin.

c)  Adult, with both testicles. 1999.  In formalin.

d)  Adult, with both testicles. Nov. 2000. In formalin.

e, f, g)  Three penis bones from adults. Nov. 2000.h) Adult. Penis bone (Os penis, baculum). Feb. 2001.

i)  Young adult, big. Penis whole with scrotum and testicles. April 2001.

j)  Adult, unusallly big. Penis whole with scrotum and testicles. March 2004.

                        k)  Adult. Penis whole with scrotum and testicles. March 2004.

D   10   Bull    Bos taurus

                        a)  Young adult. 1974. Tanned. First specimen in the collection.

                        b)  Adult, with both testicles. 1984. In formalin

c1) Adult, with both testicles. 1984. In formalin.

c2) Scrotum from c1. 1984. Skin worked into a purse.

d) Adult. Penis, 85 cm. salted, dried and made into a walking stick. Oct. 1998.

                        e, f, g, h, i))  Lampshades made from scrotum skins.  January - May 2000.

                        j) Adult. Penis and scrotum with testicles. February 2000.  In formalin.

                        k)  Flag-pole made of dried bull´s penis. August 2001.

                        l,m) Two whips (teacher´s pointers?) of dried bulls´ penises. Aug. 2001.

            D   11   Arctic fox      Alopex  lagopus

                        a)  Adult. Caught in the northern highlands. 1979. In formalin.

b)  Adult, with both testicles. 1995.  In formalin.

c)  Young, about two years old. White. Shot in the northern highlands in April 2000. RÍS - HÍR 30.04.2000. In formalin.

d1)  Adult, exceptionally big. Shot in the northern highlands in February             2001. Penis without the bone.  Both testicles. In formalin.

                        d2)  Penis bone (Os penis, baculum) from d1)

e)  Young animal, shot near Þjórsá river in August 2002. Penis whole with scrotum and testicles. In formalin. Aug. 2002.

            D   11  (2)  Arctic fox  („Blue fox“)      Alopex lagopus saeptus Grenvicensis

                        a) Adult, with penis bone and both testicles. November 2000. In alcohol.

b1)  Adult, with both testicles but without penis bone. Nov. 2000. In alcohol.

                        b2)  Penis bone (baculum) from b1.

D   12    Brown rat         Rattus norvegicus

                        a)  Adult. 1980. In formalin.

b)  Adult. Albino. With both testicles  and sperm glands. M.H. Nov. 1999

c) Adult. Penis bone (Os penis, baculum). February 2001.

           

D   13   Black rat       Rattus rattus

                        a)  Adult with both testicles. 1992.  In formalin.

                        b)  Adukt, with scrotum and both  testicles.  In formalin. August 2001.

                        c) Penis bone (os penis) from an adult. August 2001.

                        d) Penis bone (os penis) from a young, sexually mature animal. August 2001.

           

D    14    Boar, pig     Sus scrofa

                        a)  Adult.  1980.  In formalin.

                        b)  Two years old with both testicles. Oct. 1998.  In formalin.

                        c)  Two years old with both testicles. Oct. 1998.  In formalin.

                        d,e)  Two young animals, dried as back-scratchers (tooth-picks?)  Aug. 2001.

                        f)  An old boar, dried. February 2005. 

                        g)  An old boar. Dried. May 2006. The Cuarator´s pointer.

                        h) Young animal, 6 months January 2008. In formalin.

           

D    15    Man       Homo sapiens sapiens

                        a) Foreskin from a forty year old Icelander. May 2002. In formalin.

b) Member whole with scrotum and both testicles from a 95 year old gentleman. In formalin. cf. Letter of donation from 1996.

                        c)  Both testicles and epididymis from a 60 year old Icelander. Donor                             unknown. Autumn 2006.   In formalin.

 

            D    16    Rabbit    Lepus cuniculus L.

                        a)  Adult.  With both testicles.  1998. In formalin.

           

 

 

 

D    17    Guinea  pig     Cavia cobaya Schreb  ( Cavia porcellus)

                        a)  Adult, with both testicles. 1984. In formalin.

                        b)  Adult, albino, with both testicles and sperm glands. Nov. 1999.

                        c) Penis bone (Os penis, baculum). Adult. Feb. 2001.

                        d) Penis bone (Os penis, baculum). Young animal. Feb. 2001.

                        e) Adult. Penis whole with bone. Dissected 13.02.2002.

            D    18    Hamster     Mesocricetus auratus

                        a) Adult, with both testicles and sperm-glands. October 2000. In alcohol.

                        b) Penis bone (os penis, baculum). Adult. October 2000.           

            D    19    Red fox  („Silver fox „)   Vulpes vulpes saeptus Thrandarstadensis

                        a) Adult with both testicles. December 2000. In formalin.

                        b) Adult with both testicles formalin.

                        c) Penis bone from an adult. Dec 2000.

           

D    20   Mongolian Gerbil    Meriones unguiculatus

$1a)    Adult with both testicles and sperm glands. Nov.2011  In formalin

$1b)    Adult. Penis Nov. 2011  In formalin

 

 

 

Other Animals :  (Alia animalia)

AA 1  Redfish  (Ocean Perch)

Exceptionally big, 73 cm, 6.8 kg. Caught off the Snaefellsnes-peninsula in January 2001. In formalin.

            AA 1b  Redfish  (Ocean Perch)

65 cm.  5.2 kg. Caught in the Skjálfandaflói Bay in March 2006. In formalin.

 

 

 

 

Folklore Section:    (Pars folklorica Islandica)

 

PFI  1    Icelandic Elf / Hidden man   Homo sapiens Obscurus

                                      Middle aged. 1989. In pure arctic water.

PFI  2    Nicor / Kelpie / Water-horse   Equus fabulosus Aquaticus (Islandicus)

                                      Adult. Caught in the lake of Katanes, SW Iceland. 1998. In formalin.

PFI  3   Foxacat  Alopex - felis Islandicus.  A mixture of a fox (father) and a cat                                    (mother). Penile bone (Os penis) Found 1912. RÍS -HÍR 1993.

PFI  4   Catafox  Felis - alopex  Islandicus  A mixture of a cat(father) and a fox                                   (mother). Two  penile bones (Os penis)  a) Found dead in N-Iceland 1876. Given 1952.  b) Caught in a trap in NW-Iceland 1893. Given to RÍS-HÍR 1991.                     

PFI  5   Sea-howler  Homo maritimus Antiquus  An Icelandic sea monster. Late 17th century.             RÍS-HÍR  1983

            PFI  6   Merman  Nanus crinitus Maritimus 

a) Caught on a fishing line off the SW coast in late 18th century. RÍS-HÍR 1986.

b) Supposedly from the merman who was seen at Hellnar on the Snaefellsnes peninsula in 1879. Various things were made from the penis skin. Formally presented to RÍS-HÍR in March 2004.

PFI  7   Beach-walker    Aries / Canis conchacus Maritimus  Penis bone. Found in SE-Iceland in 1848 by Jón Magnússon, who was said to be „truthful, respectable, restrained, and acceptably intelligent“.  RÍS-HÍR 1981.

            PFI  8   Beach-murmurer    Homo unipes, unimanus et luscus Maritimus

Found on the island of Saurlátur in Breiðafjörður in late18th century. RÍS-HÍR 1997.  One legged, one armed and one eyed human monster who tried to push people into the sea and kill them there.

PFI  9   Seabull    Bos taurus Aquaticus (Islandicus)  From Björn the Mighty, a farmer in E-Iceland, early 18th century. RÍS-HÍR  1977.

PFI 10   Troll  Homo gigantus Islandicus  Young boy, thoroughly petrified. Found in N-Iceland in 1941. RÍS-HÍR, Christmas 1994.

            PFI  11  Njardvik Growler  Homo / Monstrum terribilis Njardvicensis

Killed in Naddagil by Jón Björnsson, a tenant farmer at Gilsárvellir, E-Iceland in the middle of the 18th century.  RÍS-HÍR 1986.

PFI  12   Icelandic Christmas lad   Homo natalicus Islandicus   Possibly  named Giljagaur / Litlipungur / Dúðadurtur / Flórsleikir. Found deceased at the foot of Mt.Esja near Reykjavík on January 6th 1985. Presented to  RÍS-HÍR by a former Mayor of Reykjavík on January  6th 2000.

PFI  13  Whirler ( Icelandic witch´s familiar).  Costa humana lactea Lanata  Killed in a    sheep-house  in W-Iceland 1832. RÍS-HÍR 1992.

PFI  14  Changeling  Nanus subterraneus subditus (Joekuldalensis)  Died on a farm in E-Iceland, unchristened in March 1834. RÍS-HÍR, May 1980.

PFI  15  Elf  Homo sapiens Mysticus  (invisibilis)   Penis bone (Os penis, Baculum). Unusually big and old specimen. Found buried just outside the churchyard at Skeggjastaðir, NE Iceland.  Presumably  from pagan times in Iceland, i.e. before year 1000. 

PFI  16  Enriching Beach Mouse   Mus litoris Locupletatus. Penis bone. A mouse that draws money from the sea to enrich her owner.  Found on the south-coast in November 1993.

PFI  17  Elfin Billy-Goat   Caper hircus obscurus Conglaciatus (Purkholensis).                   Found frozen at the edge of the Snæfellsjökull glacier by the son of the man that last saw it alive in the late18th century. Donated  by  descendants of the finder.

PFI  18  Thorgeir´s Bull   Bos taurus folkloristicus Islandicus The most famous of all Icelandic zombie-like ghosts in Icelandic history. Extremely active from the middle of the18th century to the begininng of the 20th century  in Northern Iceland. Presented to the museum by one of the descendants af Thorgeir Jónsson, the creator of the creature in 1983.

PFI  19  Elfin Ram   Ovis aries mysticus Hnallthorensis   

Found by  Miss Hnallthora on the southern slopes of Snaefellsjökull glacier in the late 1950´s.  cf. H.K. Laxness : „Christianity Under Glacier“ (Rvík 1968, ch. 5).Presented to RÍS-HÍR by Hnallthora´s niece in February 1998.

PFI  20  The Nasty Ghost of Snaefiall  (Umbra malefica Snaefiallensis).   A famous ghost of the early 17th century from the Western Fiords. After many  nasty exploits he was finally put down by his own father, pastor Jón Þorleifsson.  Donated to the museum in 1977 by one of pastor Jón´s  descendants.

PFI  21  The Corpse-eating Cat of Thingmuli  (Feles catus necrophaga Thingmulensis)   Shrunk testicles from the ill-famed cat that used to dig itself into the churchyard of Thingmuli in East-Iceland and eat corpses during the first half of the 19th century. The eye-glances of this cat were fatal to all creatures.

 

 

 

Foreign Section:  (Pars alienigena)

PA  1   Skunk   (Mephitis mephitis, fam. Mustelidae)  Penis bone (Baculum). From  Ohio, USA. 1995.

PA  2    Red fox   (Vulpes vulpes Iutlandicus) Danish, from Jutland, adult, with both testicles. Kept in formalin. 1999.

PA  3   Beech (Stone) Marten     (Martes foina)   a)  Penis bone (Baculum). Adult. From Germany. July 1999.
b,c)  Two penis bones made into a pair of earrings. From Alaska. May 2005.

PA  4  Polecat   (Mustela putorius)   Penis bone (Baculum). Adult  From Axel Första, Germany. July 1999.

PA  5  Raccoon Dog   (Nyctereutes procyonides) Adult. Member whole with bon. From Axel Första, Germany. July 1999. In formalin.

PA  6  Pigmy Shrew   (Sorex minutus) Adult. Member whole. From Axel Första,  Germany. July 1999. In formalin.

PA  7  Badger   (Meles meles)  a)  Adult. Member whole with bone. From Axel Första,  Germany. July 1999.In formalin.
b)  Adult. Penis bone (Os penis, baculum).  From Germany. July 1999.

PA  8  Red fox    (Vulpes vulpes) Penis bone (Baculum). Adult. From Axel Första,     Germany. 1999.

PA  9   Tammar wallaby   (Macropus eugenii  ) a)  Adult from Kawau Island, New Zealand.  May 2002. In formalin.   b)  Newborn from Kawau Island, New Zealand.   From Dr.Carolynn Crutchley. May 2002. In formalin.

PA 10  Elephant   (Loxodonta africana) Old male killed on a sugar plantation near       Malelane, Transval, South Africa in August 2001. Stuffed and mounted  on a board of lead wood.  October 2002.

PA 11  North American Badger  (Taxidea taxus) Adult. Penis bone (Baculum).  From Mr. James Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA. April 2003.

PA 12  Wolverine  (Gulo gulo) Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA .  April 2003.

PA 13   River Otter  (Lutra canadensis) Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA.  April 2003.

PA 14   American Red Fox  (Vulpes fulva) Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA.  April 2003.

PA  15  Coyote  (Canis latrans)
   a) Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA.  April 2003.
   b) Penis bone (Baculum). Comes from Marquete County, Wi. Collected 12         March 2005. From Mr. Jack Bartholmai, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA,               December 2005.

PA  16  Grey wolf  (Canis lupus)
Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA.  April 2003          

PA  17  American Black Bear  (Ursus americanus)
a)  Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA.  April 2003.

                        b)  Penis bone (Os penis, Baculum). From A. Ebright & Brian Bartholmai,           Rochester, MN, USA.Shot by Brian Bartholmai in Price County, WI, in 1987.  December 2005.

                        c)  Penis bone (Os penis, Baculum). From A. Ebright & Brian Bartholmai,                       Rochester, MN, USA. Shot by Jack Bartholmai in Ontario Canada, in 1986.                    December 2005.

PA  18  North American Raccoon  (Procyon lotor)
a) Penis bone (Baculum). Bone was broken in life and healed. From Mr. Peters,             St. Louis, MO, USA. April 2003.
b)  Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA. April 2003.
c)
A collection of 15 penis bones ( Os penis / Baculum) that shows clearly the growth and development of the penis bone from a very young animal to an old one. From Dr. Sam Zeveloff, Weber State University, Utah. Dec 2013.

PA  19  North American Mink  (Mustela vison)
Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA. April 2003.

PA  20  Chacma Baboon  (Papio ursinus)
Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA.  April 2003.

PA  21  Cave Bear   (Ursus spelaeus)
Penis bone (Baculum). Late Pleistocene Ice Age, before 10.000  BC.                 Found in the Central Karpaten Mountains, Rumania.  From Mr. William                     Borchardt, St. Louis, MO, USA. June 2003.

PA  22  Fox Squirrel  (Sciurus niger)
Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA. June 2003.

PA  23  American Marten  (Martes americana)
Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA. June 2003.

PA  24  Beaver   (Castor canadensis)
Penis bone (Baculum). From Mr. Peters, St. Louis, MO, USA. June 2003.

PA  25  Man  (Homo sapiens Sapiens (alienigen)
a)  Pending, cf.Letter of Donation 1999, from Mr. Peter Christmann,                   Germany.  With two photos.

                        b) Pending, cf. Letter of Donation 2000,  from John Dower, England, with a                    mould.

                        c) Pending, cf. Letter of Donation, November 2002, from Mr. Tom Mitchell,                     USA, with a mould.

d)  Pending, cf. Letter of donation, Jan 1st. 2013, from Mr. Moritz Schreiner, Germany, with Last will and testament.

e)  Pending.  Letter of donation, May 2014, from Mr. Jonah Falcon, USA, with two photos.

PA  26  Alaska  Ermine ( Mustela erminea)
a, b)  Two penis bones ( Baculum). From  Fairbanks, Alaska. May 2005.

PA  27  Elk, moose (Alces alces)
Young animal, about 3 years old, shot near Rönnäs, some 50 km. north of Umeå in Northern Sweden. Donated to the museum by Mr. Erik Håkansson in August 2005. In formalin.

PA  28  Gray Squirrel  (Sciurus carolinensis)
Three specimens from Wisconsin, USA.  From Mr. Jack R. Bartholmai, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, December 2005.

PA  29  American Possum  (Didelphis verginiana)  
Donor Mr. Jack R. Bartholmai, Beaver Dam, Wi, USA. 10.01. 2006. In formalin.

PA  30  Red Kangaroo ( Macropus rufus )                                                                                       Adult animal, shot 1963, in Western Australia, near Albany. Scrotum skin, tanned with red gum. Used for coins, matches etc. Donated to the museum by Dr. Colin James Armstrong. 18.01.2012

PA  31  Giraffe  (Giraffa camelopardalis )      
Adult animal, 5 years old, 1.400 Kg.  Shot on the Ermo ranch in N-Namibia by Ásgeir Guðmundsson in April 2012.   Donated to the museum by Dr. Hanno Leimbach and Ásgeir Guðmundsson. 27.04.2012.  In Formalin.

PA 32  Zebra  (Equus zebra hartmannae )
Adult animal. Shot on the Ermo ranch in N-Namibia by Úlfar Finnbjörnsson in May 2015. Donated to the museum 23,05,2015. In formalin.

PA 33  Common Eland  ( Taurotragus oryx )
Adult animal. Shot in Namibia by Ásgeir Atli Einarsson and Emil Már Einarsson in July 2015. Donated 22,07,2015.  In formalin.

PA 34  Springbok  ( Antidorcas marsupialis )
 
Adult. Shot on Oujan Van Wyks farm, Sandveld Gochas, Namibia ,by Alfreð Logi Ásgerisson in 2015. Donated to the museum in December 2015. In formalin.

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