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Name/Title
A paramoudra trace fossil.
Accession No
TM2003.168

Name/Title
A paramoudra trace fossil.
Accession No
TM2003.167

Name/Title
A fossilised piece of Dentalium Otamaringaense, collected from the mouth of the Urenui River in 1929. The fossil is a ridged white shell with a plug of darker material in its centre. The white shell is wrapped with a piece of grey material which looks a little like concrete.
Accession No
PA2015.053

Name/Title
A vinctifer comptoni fish fossil that has been mounted on plaster and presented in a wooden frame.
Accession No
PA2004.199

Name/Title
A paramoudra trace fossil with a hole at the top and cylindrical cavity at centre. The cavity has a porous, bone coloured, fossilised surface. At the bottom of the cavity are several worm-like forms. The fossil is ovoid in shape when viewed from above and has distinctive nipped lower half when viewed from the side.
Accession No
PA2004.078

Name/Title
A two tone brown snake skin that has been shed.
Accession No
A96.612

Name/Title
Collection of 27 pieces of belemnites - grey in colour, cylindrical in shape, round in section - some have a pointed end. All are small - ranging between 3.5cm to 1cm long and 0.6 to 1.1cm in diameter. Surface has the same appearance as slightly smoothed concrete. Also known as Jurassic squids these fossil date back to the Jurassic Period.
Accession No
A96.322

Name/Title
Fossilised portion of a Nautilus shell. Very fragile - fragmentation.
Accession No
A96.249

Name/Title
Fossilised portion of a Nautilus shell. Very fragile - fragmentation.
Accession No
A96.248

Name/Title
A small copper coin pushed into a piece of lava. " Vesuvius " is written in white pen on underside of base.
Accession No
A96.242

Name/Title
Snake skin (previously A70.679c)
Head present. Immediately behind head are brown face markings, cream and brown. 131 cm long. max width 11cms.
Accession No
A95.792

Name/Title
Snake skin (previously A70.679b)
Head present. Immediately behind head are brown face markings, cream and brown. 143cm max length, max width 12cms.
Accession No
A95.791

Name/Title
A fossilized iron concretion which resembles the shape of a human finger.
Accession No
A92.975

Name/Title
A Mineral Specimens of New Zealand box set which contains 96 small mounted samples of rocks and minerals, each which are named with a printed label. Many of these labels also include location information. The box is rectangular with a hinged lid and is covered with an embossed gold coloured paper. The hinged lid is lined and fitted with a label on the top and underside which features a hei tiki design. " MINERAL SPECIMENS / OF / NEW ZEALAND " is marked on the label along with fern and kowhaiwhai type patterns. " SET X1 / CARNEGIE " 96 PIECES " is marked on a paper label stuck to the underside of the lid.
Accession No
A92.964

Name/Title
Fossilized coiled shell inside a half rounded grey rock. .
Accession No
A91.889

Name/Title
A piece of milky white crystal. It is covered with a light brown sediment (likely the surrounding rock it was in).
Accession No
A84.495

Name/Title
Pumice: A piece of pumice. It is light brown-grey colour with lots of holes.
Accession No
A78.465

Name/Title
A Striped skink specimen (Leidopisma striatum) preserved in formalin. It has a brown back with grey dorsolateral bands. Ventral side speckled. Tail is cream. Appears to have become discoloured - probably due to the lizard having shed its tail and regrown another.
Accession No
A70.736

Name/Title
Two eggs in formalin in a glass specimen jar. The eggs have been tentatively identified as Tuatara eggs.
Accession No
A70.691

Name/Title
A Hochstetter's frog ( Leiopelma hochstetteri ) specimen preserved in formalin and contained in a glass specimen jar. The specimen has a dark brown back and its ventral side is dark brown and speckled. The outer layer appears to be flaking off. Toes partially webbed.
Accession No
A70.685

Name/Title
Frog preserved in 70% ethanol in a glass jar with a white plastic lid. Frog has an olive green dorsal surface with a yellow stripe. Ventral side is yellow. Black toes appear to be webbed.
Accession No
A70.682

Name/Title
A yellow bellied sea snake (Pelamus platurus) specimen preserved in formalin and held in a tubular plastic container. The snake appears a mixture of light yellow and dark yellow. An accompanying handwritten note with the specimen reads " Pelamus platurus (Yellow bellied sea snake) /No data but probably one of 5 found on Taranaki coast during the summer of 1933 (Philips 1941). "

Has been transfered to glass jar with white lid and filled with 70% ethanol
Accession No
A70.680

Name/Title
Three snake skins - possibly cobra? Cut down middle of ventral side.
a) head missing. Anterior portion is brown and blue - white. Posterior portion is cream with brown transverse stripes. 153cm long, width 10cm
b) Head present. Immediately behind head are brown face markings, cream and brown. 143cm max length, max width 12cms.
c) Same as b) 131 cm long. max width 11cms.
Accession No
A70.679

Name/Title
A shed snake skin. The incomplete light brown skin is broken in two pieces with long scales lying transversely on the ventral side. There are small circular and oval scales on the dorsal side and cream skin on the interconnecting scales.
Accession No
A70.678

Name/Title
Stuffed adolescent alligator in poor condition. It is severely embrittled and fragile. Extremities such as feet, tail, leg joints and scales have suffered losses. A grey compound has been used to fill holes and recesses, such as around the jaw and along the incision made on the underbelly. The eyes are plain opaque white oval shapes.
Accession No
A70.676
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