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Carapace from a Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas). Oval dome shape. Very dark green (almost appears black) with yellow marbling. One of the large dorsal epithelial "scales" and two small posteria "scales" are chipped exposing underlying dermal bone. The dorsal surface is quite scratched.
Accession No
A70.670

Name/Title
Carapace of unknown turtle species. Almost circular. Has been varnished - is reddish brown. The periferal "scales" and the adjacent ones appear to be partially worn away. The carapace scutes are not overlapping.
Accession No
A70.672

Turtle carapace from Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Oval in shape. Brown plates marbled with yellow. The plates overlap indicating it was a young specimen. Two outer posterior plates are partially missing.
Accession No
A70.673

Name/Title
Tortise carapace. Carapace is highly domed. Fawn and grey colouration. Crack down left side. Only half of the spinal column present. Smooth cut where carapace would have joined to the plastron.
Accession No
A70.674

Name/Title
Stuffed adolescent alligator in poor condition. It is severely embrittled and fragile. Extremities such as feet, tail, leg joints and scales have suffered losses. A grey compound has been used to fill holes and recesses, such as around the jaw and along the incision made on the underbelly. The eyes are plain opaque white oval shapes.
Accession No
A70.676

Name/Title
A shed snake skin. The incomplete light brown skin is broken in two pieces with long scales lying transversely on the ventral side. There are small circular and oval scales on the dorsal side and cream skin on the interconnecting scales.
Accession No
A70.678

Name/Title
Three snake skins - possibly cobra? Cut down middle of ventral side.
a) head missing. Anterior portion is brown and blue - white. Posterior portion is cream with brown transverse stripes. 153cm long, width 10cm
b) Head present. Immediately behind head are brown face markings, cream and brown. 143cm max length, max width 12cms.
c) Same as b) 131 cm long. max width 11cms.
Accession No
A70.679

Name/Title
A yellow bellied sea snake (Pelamus platurus) specimen preserved in formalin and held in a tubular plastic container. The snake appears a mixture of light yellow and dark yellow. An accompanying handwritten note with the specimen reads " Pelamus platurus (Yellow bellied sea snake) /No data but probably one of 5 found on Taranaki coast during the summer of 1933 (Philips 1941). "

Has been transfered to glass jar with white lid and filled with 70% ethanol
Accession No
A70.680

Name/Title
Frog preserved in 70% ethanol in a glass jar with a white plastic lid. Frog has an olive green dorsal surface with a yellow stripe. Ventral side is yellow. Black toes appear to be webbed.
Accession No
A70.682

Name/Title
A Hochstetter's frog ( Leiopelma hochstetteri ) specimen preserved in formalin and contained in a glass specimen jar. The specimen has a dark brown back and its ventral side is dark brown and speckled. The outer layer appears to be flaking off. Toes partially webbed.
Accession No
A70.685

Name/Title
Two eggs in formalin in a glass specimen jar. The eggs have been tentatively identified as Tuatara eggs.
Accession No
A70.691

Name/Title
A Striped skink specimen (Leidopisma striatum) preserved in formalin. It has a brown back with grey dorsolateral bands. Ventral side speckled. Tail is cream. Appears to have become discoloured - probably due to the lizard having shed its tail and regrown another.
Accession No
A70.736

Name/Title
Snake skin (previously A70.679b)
Head present. Immediately behind head are brown face markings, cream and brown. 143cm max length, max width 12cms.
Accession No
A95.791

Name/Title
Snake skin (previously A70.679c)
Head present. Immediately behind head are brown face markings, cream and brown. 131 cm long. max width 11cms.
Accession No
A95.792

Name/Title
A two tone brown snake skin that has been shed.
Accession No
A96.612
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