Reference numberCLP/15i/51
TitlePaper, 'A discourse concerning the large hornes frequently found under ground in Ireland concluding from them, that the great American deer called a moose was formerly common in that island: with remarks on some other things natural to that country' by Thomas Molyneux
DateApril 1697
DescriptionMolyneux presents a theory that moose (Alces alces) were once found in Ireland, due to the discovery of remains of an animal which appears to have been of the genus Cervinum, with round and branched horns. He shares the dimensions of the horns, and notes similar specimens having been found in County Clare, Ballymackward, Turvy and Portumny [Ireland].

Subject: Zoology / Zooarchaeology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A discourse concerning the large horns frequently found under ground in Ireland, concluding from them that the great American deer, call'd a moose, was formerly common in that Island: with remarks on some other things natural to that country'

Read to the Royal Society on 28 April 1697
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1695.0083
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 19 (1697), p 489
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7851Molyneux; Sir; Thomas (1661 - 1733); physician and antiquarian1661 - 1733
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