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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
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
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
A Blue Duck / Whio (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) mounted on a large grey, rounded piece of stone. Standing position with wings closed. It is predominantly grey in colouring with a dappled chestnut breast. The tip of the bill is black and the remainder is yellow.
Accession No
A96.714

A Northern blue penguin specimen (Eudytula minor) mounted on a piece of wood, looking downwards with wings slightly out-stretched.
Accession No
A96.642

An intact skeleton of an unidentified species of Shearwater. The wing bones and legs are extended. The neck is broken and only attached by a very thin piece of skin. " Turangi / 4-1-80" is marked faintly on the ribcage. There is indecipherable writing on the other side of the ribcage
Accession No
A96.575

An alimentary tract of a New Zealand Falcon (Falco novaeseelandiae) held in a small brown glass bottle with a black plastic screw top lid. " alimentary tract Falco / novaeseelandiae / URENUI 26th/6/69 " is written on a pink paper label inside the bottle.
Accession No
A96.547

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
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 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

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

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

Name/Title
A female North Island Brown Kiwi ( Apteryx australis mantelli )which is mounted on a piece of wood in a standing position with its head slightly turned. The kiwi is stored in a heavy duty grey travelling case, which is labelled with ' FRAGILE ' stickers.
Accession No
A92.969

Name/Title
A large ostrich egg. The egg has is hollow and it has a small hole at one end.
Accession No
A90.179

Name/Title
A large ostrich egg. The egg has is hollow and it has a small hole at one end.
Accession No
A90.178

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

A wandering albatross (toroa) specimen mounted loosely on a plain piece of board.
Accession No
A83.660

Eudyptula Minor. A Northern Blue Penguin ( korara ) mounted on a piece of wood with the flippers mounted out from the body. The feet have been painted pink.
Accession No
A83.601

Name/Title
A Spotted Shag mounted on a 'rock' like surface, covered with shells. It has pale grey and brown colourings and the wing feathers have a black spot at the tip. It is mounted in a standing position with the wings closed and the bill slightly open.
Accession No
A83.596

A skull and mandible of a Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora).
Accession No
A78.532

Name/Title
Tui
A Tui (Prosthermadera novaeseelandiae) with spread wings mounted on a branch. The general colour is metallic green with blue/purple highlights on the shoulders, upper tail coverts and lower breast.
Accession No
A70.779
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