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A paramoudra trace fossil.
Accession No
TM2003.168

Name/Title
A paramoudra trace fossil.
Accession No
TM2003.167

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 fossilised piece of Dentalium Otamaringaense, collected from the mouth of the Urenui River in 1929. The fossil is a ridged white shell with a plug of darker material in its centre. The white shell is wrapped with a piece of grey material which looks a little like concrete.
Accession No
PA2015.053

Name/Title
A fossilised crab ( Trichopeltarion ) encased within an oval siltstone concretion. The carapace is the only piece visible in both the top and bottom section.
Accession No
PA2007.230

Name/Title
A vinctifer comptoni fish fossil that has been mounted on plaster and presented in a wooden frame.
Accession No
PA2004.199

Name/Title
A paramoudra trace fossil with a hole at the top and cylindrical cavity at centre. The cavity has a porous, bone coloured, fossilised surface. At the bottom of the cavity are several worm-like forms. The fossil is ovoid in shape when viewed from above and has distinctive nipped lower half when viewed from the side.
Accession No
PA2004.078

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 length of raw silk with a thin crimson ribbon attached at two ends. Also attached via threads of unspun silk is a piece of card and a small note on blue paper handwritten in black ink. " The first silk spun in / Taranaki Xmas day 1852 ".
Accession No
A96.469

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 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

Name/Title
A Emu egg. It is large and oval shaped. It is a dark grey colour. It has a small hole at either end of the egg.
Accession No
A102.241

Name/Title
A Emu egg. It is large and oval shaped. It is a dark grey colour. It has a small hole at either end of the egg.
Accession No
A102.240

Name/Title
A Emu egg. It is large and oval shaped. It is a dark grey colour. It has a small hole at one end of the egg.
Accession No
A102.239

Name/Title
A Emu egg. It is large and oval shaped. It is a dark grey and brown colour. It has a small hole at one end of the egg.
Accession No
A102.238

Name/Title
A large ostrich egg. The egg is cream coloured. There is a hole at one end of the egg. A piece of string is tied to a bit of wood inside the egg.
Accession No
A102.237
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