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Name/Title
A mounted ruru (morepork) with wings extended and perched on end of a length of wood. The bird is predominantly light brown and the upper wing area has scattered white spots on it. The longer feathers on the wing are also dotted with white however when the wing is extended it gives the effect of stripes. The feathers around the neck and lower back are in poor condition and appear to have been plucked The wood is mounted on a piece of wood with bevelled edges. There are two plaques attached to the wood. The first is an attribution plaque that states " DONATED TO / OTAKEHO SCHOOL / BY MR & MRS P.C. VERBEET " and the second plaque is a Wildlife Service identification number.
Accession No
TM2003.232

Name/Title
A paramoudra trace fossil.
Accession No
TM2003.168

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

Name/Title
A " Bird Eating " spider mounted in a wooden frame on a red felt background with legs extended. The frame is missing the glass and is covered with a clear plastic sheet secured with masking tape. The rear of the frame has a metal chain for hanging. " BIRD EATING SPIDER / South America / A PRODUCT BY / EXOTIC NATURE DISPLAYS " is written on a label on the reverse along with a picture of a black and white butterfly.
Accession No
TM2002.535

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
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 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 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

A golden orbweb spider (Nephila edulis) found in Merrilands in 2013. The spider has a white abdomen which is translucent, and a darker cephalothorax. When the spider was alive the cephalothorax was black with a white pattern. The legs are golden in colour. The spider is floating in preserving liquid on its back.
Accession No
PA2014.093

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

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 long-tailed cuckoo (koekoea) specimen mounted on an oval wooden base. It is perched on a branch that is covered in lichen and moss. The branch is pointing diagonally upwards. A square of silver masking tape is on the back of the base.
Accession No
PA2004.217

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
Fully intact Puriri moth with outspread wings. The upper wings are predominantly green with brown patternation. Lower wings are light brown with green edging.
Accession No
PA2004.178

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
Scopula rubraria. A small sized moth. It is a light brown colour with wavy bands around the outer edges of the fore and hind wings.
Accession No
A99.842

Name/Title
Xanthorhoe semifissata. A small sized moth. The forewings are strongly banded with dark and light brown.
Accession No
A99.841

Name/Title
Xanthorhoe semifissata. A small sized moth. The forewings are strongly banded with dark and light brown.
Accession No
A99.840

Name/Title
Tatosoma transitaria. A medium sized moth. It is a light brown in colour. The forewings have a faint mottled appearance. Abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.839

Name/Title
Tatosoma transitaria. A medium sized moth. It is a light brown in colour. The forewings have a faint mottled appearance.
Accession No
A99.838

Name/Title
Tatosoma tipulata. A medium sized moth. The forewings are green with a mottled appearance. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.837

Name/Title
Tatosoma tipulata. A medium sized moth. The forewings are green with a mottled appearance. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.836

Name/Title
Tatosoma lestevata. A medium sized moth. The forewings are a bright green colour with black wavy lines. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.835

Name/Title
Tatosoma lestevata. A medium sized moth. The forewings are a bright green colour with black wavy lines. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.834

Name/Title
Tatosoma apicipallida. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled in appearance with browns and yellows. The abdomen is elongated.
Accession No
A99.833
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