AMNH Subway Art #21

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Jaguar, Panthera onca,
as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).

Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [wallpaper size].

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I'm starting to wonder how big the AMNH subway station is. It seems to have a bigger collection of vertebrates than the museum.


That is one *fat* jaguar.

By Luna_the_cat (not verified) on 26 Jan 2008 #permalink

i think that is a smilodon back there, i should try to get a picture of the shadow beast but it is so large that i can't quite get it in one shot the first time i tried.

if i am not mistaken, the subway platform is two blocks long -- the same length as the longer trains (A & B) that stop there. but the museum has an incredibly huge collection of animals, and what you see displayed in the museum is only 1-5% of all the animals in their complete collections. for example, the bird collections are well over one million now, and less than 1% of their birds are on display.