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Name/Title
A zoophycos trace fossil in an oval siltstone concretion.
Accession No
TM2003.288

Name/Title
A mounted pūkeko specimen. The specimen has been mounted on a black wooden base in a walking pose.
Accession No
TM2003.143

A mounted yellow eyed penguin / hoiho standing erect on a black wooden Puke Ariki exhibition mount.
Accession No
TM2003.142

Name/Title
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
A small round bird's nest made from thin strips of plant fibre/grasses and green sphagnum moss.
Accession No
TM2000.315

Name/Title
Part of a moa tarsometatarsus (leg bone) encased in papa. The bone is brown and the majority of it has broken off. The end of the tarsometatarsus where the claws attach is still intact.
Accession No
TM1998.139

Name/Title
A Shark's tooth, also known as Carcharodon megalodon. Tooth is triangular in shape and with a smooth shiny exterior. Lines run vertically over parts of the surface. Small pieces of grit and sand are evident in some of the grooves above the actual tooth part of the object. Slate grey in colour.
Accession No
TM.2003.107

Name/Title
A thin calcareous false shell of the paper nautilus (Argonauta nodosa) . The shell is an opaque white colour with parts stained dark brown, The whole shell is covered with radiating rows of low tubercles.
Accession No
TM.1997.318

Name/Title
A small female paua sea spider (Elamena producta).
Accession No
PA2007.249

A New Zealand Kingfisher mounted on a circular wooden base. On the reverse of the mount is a drilled circle for hanging the Kingfisher flat against a surface. It is standing on a protruding branch. The Kingfisher has a dappled white breast, green/blue head and wings, and black markings near the eyes and at the tips of the wings. It is perched on the branch with its head forwards, beak slightly open and wings closed.
Accession No
PA2004.216

Name/Title
A suspended Hawk. Beak closed and wings raised and open as if in flight. Feathers are predominantly brown with white across the nape, underneath wing feathers, and on tail feathers. Legs and upper beak have been painted yellow.
Accession No
PA2004.215

Name/Title
A mounted Hawk. Hawk is perched as if landed on a "V" forked branch that is attached to a circular wooden base. Its wings are open and beak slightly ajar. Brown plume with cream feathers at the top of the tail and nape. The underside of the wing feathers are also cream. The Hawk's legs and top of its beak are painted yellow.
Accession No
PA2004.214

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

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
A large Nautilus fossil.
Accession No
A98.775

Name/Title
A small dried and faded large-bellied seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis) specimen. It is a grey-brown colour. The tail curls at the ends.
Accession No
A98.749

A small dried and faded large-bellied seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis) specimen. The tail folds back under the body of the seahorse. It is a light brown colour.
Accession No
A98.748

A dried and faded spiny pipefish (Solegnathus spinosissimus) specimen. It is a grey colour with black specks. The specks are sand adhered to the surface. There is a slight curl at the end of the tail.
Accession No
A98.747

A dried and faded Spiny pipefish (Solegnathus spinosissimus) specimen. Light brown in colour with the odd spot of darker colouring. It has a long snout. The tail curls at the end.
Accession No
A98.746

Name/Title
A male North Island Brown Kiwi ( Apteryx australis mantelli ) which is mounted in a standing position. The specimen is inside a wooden case with a Perspex front.
Accession No
A98.742

Name/Title
A male North Island Brown Kiwi ( Apteryx australis mantelli ) which is mounted on a piece of wood in a standing position.
Accession No
A98.741

Name/Title
Tui
A Tui (Prosthermadera novaeseelandiae) specimen mounted sitting on a branch. The specimen is boxed in a black wooden container with a Perspex front.
Accession No
A98.740

Name/Title
Icterus nigrogularis. Common name: Yellow Oriole.
A small bird. It is predominately yellow with a black throat, wings and tail. There is a small marking of black around each eye. The flight feathers are black with white tips. The beak is black and straight. The yellow has a slight orange tinge to it. The beak is slightly opened. The legs are stretched out towards the end of the tail.
Accession No
A98.736

Name/Title
A small bird of about 13cm from beak tip to tail. There is iridescent purple on the back starting from the head to tail. The major flight feathers are a light black, brownish colour. The underbelly is white. There is a small black patch directly under the head by the lower beak. The legs and beak are black.
Accession No
A98.735
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