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

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 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

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 vertebrae from an unidentified species of whale. The vertebrae is slightly encrusted with soil and the tips of the bone are battered and numerous pieces of bone are missing.
Accession No
A97.713

A dried jaw from a cookie cutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis).
Accession No
A96.988

Name/Title
A large fossilised shell. It is a off-white colour. The striations of the shell is clearly visible. There are few fragments broken off.
Accession No
A96.490

Name/Title
A single Cocos zeylandica (fossil coconut). Small, dark brown, flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut. Three 'eyes' at one end - all are squashed out of shape. 3cm long crack on one side (crack actually zig-zags in the middle). Small depression and associated crack in the middle of the other side. Covered in a sticky substance. Came from Coopers Beach. Dated Early Miocene (24-16 million years)
Accession No
A96.392

Smallish carapace of a fossilised crab (tumidocarinus giganteus). Measures 4.5 x 10.5 x 11.5cm. Most of the siltstone concretion has been cleared off. Smooth, evenly rounded, somewhat flattened carapace covered with fine dots. Numerous fine surface cracks evident. Dates to the Miocene age (24-5 million years old). A fair example.
Accession No
A96.391

Large carapace of a fossilised crab (tumidocarinus giganteus). Measures 8 x 12.5 x 10.5cm. Underside visible through the siltstone concretion. Dates to the Miocene age (24-5 million years old). Brownish paint on underside. A fair example.
Accession No
A96.390

Name/Title
Fossilised crab (tumidocarinus giganteus) encased within a siltstone concretion. Upper surface clearly visible - underside is partially covered in siltstone. Both chelea present - although top claw from left chelae has broken off. Most of the legs have broken off. Smooth, evenly rounded carapace, but somewhat flattened back - fine raised dots all over the surface. Total size measures 18.5 x 13cm (width x depth). Dates to the Miocene age (24-5 million years old). A fair example.
Accession No
A96.389

Name/Title
Carapace and right chelae of a fossilised crab (tumidocarinus giganteus) encased within a siltstone concretion. Smooth, evenly rounded carapace, but somewhat flattened back - fine raised dots all over the surface. Tips of the claw broken away.Total size measures 16 x 14.5cm (width x depth). Dates to the Miocene age (24-5 million years old). A fairly good example.
Accession No
A96.386

Name/Title
Ammonite fossil. Brownish shell coiled into a spiral. Polished on one side to reveal the internal segments of the shell's skeleton and 'raw' on the other. Evenly spaced ridges on the external shell. A fairly good example. Probably of British origin. Lower Jurasic period (172m year). In fair condition - large chip on outside edge of 'raw' side reveals crystalised structures inside the segmented compartments.
Accession No
A96.385

Name/Title
Ammonite fossil. Brownish shell coiled into a spiral. Evenly spaced ridges on the shell. A good example. Probably of British origin. Lower Jurasic period (172m year). In good condition.
Accession No
A96.384

Name/Title
Section of an ammonite embedded in sediment and polished. Sediment has been squared and flattened at the base. Only one side of the ammonite is visible as the other is hidden by the concretion. The internal skeleton of the shell is visible. Shell is coiled into a spiral and segmented into evenly divided chambers. Provenanced to England. In fairly good condition - "U" shaped chip upper rear edge. Probably from the Lower Jurassic Period 172m year.
Accession No
A96.383

Name/Title
Piece of a Cocos zeylandica (fossil coconut) - only half. Small, dark brown, flattened, walnut-sized fossil coconut which has been filled with sediment. Large crack on one side and another near the eyes at the top. Squashed out of shape. The three eyes at one end. Came from Coopers Beach. Dated Early Miocene (24-16 million years)
Accession No
A96.381
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