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Name/Title
A Canadian beaver (Castor Canadensis) mounted standing upright on a shaped piece of particle board.
Accession No
A97.709

Name/Title
Kiwi egg. It is a large egg, oval in shape. It is a light cream colour. There is a small hole at either end where the yoke was removed. Writing on the side in pencil is present.
Accession No
A96.967

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

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
Single tusk from a boar. Curved in a "C" shape. Top end has a jagged rough edge. On the inner curve the tusk is a golden colour, the remainder of the tusk is an off-white colour.
Accession No
A94.761

Unidentified snake / legless lizard contained in large glass jar with black cork. Pale with regular dorsolateral blotches along body of brownish markings.
Accession No
A93.824

Name/Title
A small egg-shaped bezoar. A small section of the outer layer missing from middle.
Accession No
A92.977

Name/Title
A large ostrich egg. The egg is cream coloured. There is a hole at one end of the egg.
Accession No
A86.459

Name/Title
Left and right mandibles of a kurī (Polynesian dog). Two incisors are missing. The mandibles are attached to an uncatalogued kurī cranium.
Accession No
A78.044

Name/Title
From accession card: A portion of whale vertebra. Worked top, bottom and side. Sub-triangular cross section. Original surface visible on base.
It is a light grey colour and is porous.
Accession No
A71.696

Name/Title
Morus serrator. A juvenile australiasian gannet. The specimen is a grey colour with a mottled pattern. It is stuffed and fixed in a sitting position.
Accession No
A70.760.b

Ardenna tenuirostris: The upper surface is a sooty black. The under surface is a sooty brown colour. It is stuffed and mounted in a squat-like position with the wings folded against the body. There are no eye exposing the white stuffing.
Accession No
A70.738.a

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
Portion of a deer antler. Points present - main broken. Found in National Park late 1962. SBTO
Accession No
A70.720

Name/Title
Teeth and mandible painted black. Large cream tusks - left 17.5cm, right 12cms (worn away). Several molars missing.
Accession No
A70.719

Name/Title
Partial skull and mandible. Skull partially missing bones from left hand side. Mandible broken in half. Most of the teeth are present. Found in sandhill at Mangangri(?) Stream, Feb 1929.
Accession No
A70.711

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

Two bats mounted on perspex in a plastic container.
1/ Short-tailed, long eared bat (Mystacina tuberculata)
2/ Long-tailed, short eared bat (Chalinolobus tuberculata)
Accession No
A70.690

Name/Title
Glaxaias postvectis; Short-jawed Kokopu (trout) preserved in alcohol in a plastic container. Dark brown with lighter markings. Female. Presumably local - no data.
This has now been transfered to a large glass jar with fresh 70% ethanol and a white lid.
Accession No
A70.688

Name/Title
Common name - Maori or Native trout. In formalin in plastic container. Dark brown with silver spots. Ventral side is light brown. Lateral surface slightly scratched, otherwise in good condition. Caught in a whitebait net, see T.H. 19/8/1977.
Accession No
A70.687

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
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