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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 mounted pūkeko specimen. The specimen has been mounted on a black wooden base in a walking pose.
Accession No
TM2003.143

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
A small round bird's nest made from thin strips of plant fibre/grasses and green sphagnum moss.
Accession No
TM2000.315

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
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
Pseudocoremia productata. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled patterned with browns. The antennae are strongly feathery.
Accession No
A99.999

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia foxi. A medium sized moth. The forewings are a chocolate brown colour. The antennae are strongly feathery.
Accession No
A99.998

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia foxi. A medium sized moth. The forewings are a chocolate brown colour. The antennae are strongly feathery.
Accession No
A99.997

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia leucelaea. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled with medium browns through to whites.
Accession No
A99.996

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia leucelaea. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled with medium browns through to whites.
Accession No
A99.995

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia indistincta. A small sized moth. The forewings are mottled with light -medium browns.
Accession No
A99.994

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia indistincta. A medium sized moth. The forewings are mottled with light -medium browns.
Accession No
A99.993

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia fenerata. A medium sized moth. It is a light brown colour. The forewings have brown wavy lines near the outer edge.
Accession No
A99.992

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia fenerata. A medium sized moth. It is a light brown-grey colour. The forewings have brown wavy lines near the outer edge.
Accession No
A99.991

Name/Title
Pseudocoremia fenerata. A medium sized moth. It is a light brown colour. The forewings have brown wavy lines.
Accession No
A99.990
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