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Name/Title
A piopio (South Island Thrush) (Turnagra capensis capensis) specimen mounted on a 'Y' shaped lichen covered branch.
Accession No
A64.988

Name/Title
A collection of 24 bones from the flipper of a blue whale ( Balaenoptera musculus ).Some of these bones have been partly reconstructed with plaster and painted.
Accession No
A70.606

Name/Title
A wrybill (Anarhynchus frontalis) specimen mounted on a rounded wooden base.
Accession No
A70.746

A female eastern bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri) specimen in winter plumage. The specimen is mounted on a wooden base with its head cocked to one side.
Accession No
A70.770

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

Name/Title
A tīeke (South Island Saddleback) (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus) specimen mounted on a branch.
Accession No
A70.782

A North Island kōkako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni) specimen mounted on a piece of wood together with a South Island kōkako.
Accession No
A70.784

A South Island kōkako (Callaeas cinerea) mounted on a piece of wood together with a North Island kōkako.
Accession No
A70.785

Name/Title
A brown creeper (Finschia novaeseelandiae). The upper surface is brown and tinged with grey on the hind neck and rump. The tail is orange/brown with a dark brown band. The under surface is white streaked with beige and grey. The specimen is mounted on a stick inserted into a dark wooden base. It is mounted with its wings and tail spread.
Accession No
A70.791

Name/Title
A little Egret (Egretta garzetta immaculata). The entire plumage is white and it has fine long dorsal plumes and shorter ones on the foreneck. It is mounted in a standing position with wings closed and feet together on a piece of black wood.
Accession No
A70.799

Name/Title
A skull and mandible of a Pukeko Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus. Mandible mounted on wood. Skull labelled "11 ".
Accession No
A78.550

Name/Title
A water eroded scapula from an unidentified species of dolphin.
Accession No
A78.573

Name/Title
A skeleton of a juvenile New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri).
Accession No
A78.577

Name/Title
A skull and mandible of a Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx). The skull has been broken into several pieces before being glued back together and the mandible appears to have been broken in half. Three top teeth are missing and some small chips of bone are also missing from various places. There are a number of pencil marks on the bone which it appears were used to help glue the skull together.
Accession No
A78.578

Name/Title
Three unmodified mottled cowrie shells.
Accession No
A86.987

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

Salmon pink Stichaster australis starfish. The starfish has a tough leathery skin with numerous rounded granules embedded in it. The starfish has eleven arms and some of the arms are shorter than others. The shortest is only 5.5cm long and the longest is 9cm.
Accession No
A96.335

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 crab (Tumidocarcinus giganteus) encased within an oval siltstone concretion. The underside of the crab is visible and the right chelae is larger than the left.
Accession No
A96.368

Name/Title
A single Cocos zeylandica. A small, dark brown, slightly flattened, walnut sized fossil coconut - basically round in shape. Three small depressions at one end are quite squashed (due to pressure from surrounding sediment). Came from Coopers Beach. Dated Early Miocene (24-16 million years)
Accession No
A96.374

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 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 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 mounted Starling (Sturnus vulgaris vulgaris) specimen. It is mounted on an upright stick inserted into a black painted piece of wood.
Accession No
A96.393
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