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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
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
Puffinus griseus. A sooty shearwater with a blackish brown upper surface . The tail wing primaries and secondaries are black. Under surface greyish brown. The bill is slate brown. It is mounted on a rectangular piece of rough timber - wings are closed and it is seated slightly with its webbed feet at the front.
Accession No
A70.651

Name/Title
A right tibia of a Moa. The tibia has been painted a tan colour.
Accession No
A70.630

Name/Title
A right tibia of a Moa. The tibia has been painted a tan colour.
Accession No
A70.629

Name/Title
Moa
A small mounted moa skeleton standing on a concrete and wood base. A plaque at the front reads " anomalopteryx didiformis / Mounted from remains found in a cave near Mahoenui on 6th August 1965 and presented to the Taranaki Museum by the Taranaki Caving Club (Inc)." The bones have been coated with varnish and part of the skull has been broken.
Accession No
A70.622

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
An immature black backed gull (Larus dominicanus) specimen mounted on a round wooden board in a standing position with wings closed.
Accession No
A64.961

An Erect-crested penguin (Eduyptes sclateri) specimen mounted on a plain black wooden exhibition mount.
Accession No
A64.933

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata). Head sooty brown. White ring around eyes. Back and under surface brownish grey. Wings and tail dark sooty brown. Most of the tail feathers missing. Bill black, the groove in the lower mandible painted blue.
Accession No
A64.932

A wooden case with glass front containing two birds:
1. Little Black Shag (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) - Also known as a little black cormorant.
2. Black Shag - Kawau-tua-whenua - (Phalacrocorax carbo) - also known as a great cormorant and a black cormorant.
Accession No
A64.927

Name/Title
A male grey duck (Anas superciliosa superciliosa) speciman. Head and hind neck streaked with white. Yellowish white superciliary streak. Uppersurface dark brown. The feathers margined in fulvous white. Dark brown wings with glossy green speculum. Throat fulvous white. Undersurface white streaked with brown.
Accession No
A64.916
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