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A dark grey fossilized whale vertebrae. It is the centrum from a lumbar vertebra from the lower back of a small to medium sized adult baleen whale. The vertebra has been bored by small pholad shellfish after the whale died. Erosion has resulted in a smooth surface.
Accession No
TM2002.100

Name/Title
Three fragments of coral from a coral "tree".
Accession No
A98.778

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A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a large, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A98.777

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a long, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A98.776

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A large Nautilus fossil.
Accession No
A98.775

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Wooden fern press with one leather binding strap (the other is missing) containing 44 thick mount cards with specimens affixed and labelled and 8 loose specimens in paper fold-over folders. The press is wraped in soft foam for protection.
Accession No
A97.002

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A Cocos zeylandica fossil with a small, dark brown, slightly flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut with three 'eyes' at one end - small point at this end.2.5cm crack extends from one of the eyes along the length of the body.
Accession No
A96.380

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A Cocos zeylandica fossil. Small, dark brown, flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut. Three 'eyes' at one end - squashed and filled with sediment (quite pointed at this end).
Accession No
A96.378

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A coconut fossil (Cocos zeylandica). It is a small, dark brown, slightly flattened, fossil coconut - basically tear-drop in shape. There is a larger hole near the top end with four tiny holes near the base and a large crack extending from the top down one side - almost to the base. Remnant matter at one end.
Accession No
A96.375

Name/Title
A single Cocos zeylandica. A small, dark brown, slightly flattened, walnut sized fossil coconut - basically round in shape. Three small depressions at one end are quite squashed (due to pressure from surrounding sediment). Came from Coopers Beach. Dated Early Miocene (24-16 million years)
Accession No
A96.374

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A fossilised crab (Tumidocarcinus giganteus) encased within an oval siltstone concretion. The underside of the crab is visible and the right chelae is larger than the left.
Accession No
A96.368

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A relatively small fossilised crab (tumidocarcinus giganteus) encased within an oval siltstone concretion. The upperside of crab is visible - smooth, evenly rounded, but somewhat flattened back to its carapace - fine raised dots all over the surface. Parts of the legs have broken away - presumably with other half of concretion. Both chelae are hidden under concretion.
Accession No
A96.367

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A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a large, amorphous, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A96.313

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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

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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
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

Red leather album with gold embossed title: "Ferns of N Z, Whangamomona 17/4/10". Arranged ferns and moss have been glued onto card pages with pink interleaves. Of the 19 arrangements, only five include labels.
Accession No
A70.613

An arrangement of pressed ferns presented in an ornate gilt frame.
Accession No
A66.457
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