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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
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
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

A small orange three & three star (Allostichaster insignis). which has been recoloured at some stage. There is a single pinhole at the tip of each arm and a single pinhole in the middle of the body.
Accession No
A96.344

Salmon pink Stichaster australis starfish. The starfish has a tough leathery skin with numerous rounded granules embedded in it. The starfish has eleven arms and some of the arms are shorter than others. The shortest is only 5.5cm long and the longest is 9cm.
Accession No
A96.335

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
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
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 taxidermied boar's head mounted on wooden toilet seat lid. The boar has a light bulb in its mouth and an electric cord attached to the reverse.
Accession No
A92.982

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

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
Two split bamboo jews harps with rolled string carrying cords attached. " Jews harp Huli area TARI SHP PNG " on attached label.
Accession No
A86.988

Name/Title
Three unmodified mottled cowrie shells.
Accession No
A86.987

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
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