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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

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 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

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

Name/Title
Large disc of grey coloured whale vertebre. Unknown species. One one side is a hollow where the front bone structure has come away. It has a reddish colour to it and a slight accumulation of dirt. The other side is flat. There is cracking around the edges from age and it bone is porous.
Accession No
A94.045

Name/Title
Swordfish eye with a hole in the reverse. A paper label attached directly on the eye reads "Eye of swordfish caught at Russell, N.Z., 1936".
Accession No
A92.980

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
Three unmodified mottled cowrie shells.
Accession No
A86.987

A wandering albatross (toroa) specimen mounted loosely on a plain piece of board.
Accession No
A83.660

Eudyptula Minor. A Northern Blue Penguin ( korara ) mounted on a piece of wood with the flippers mounted out from the body. The feet have been painted pink.
Accession No
A83.601

Name/Title
A Spotted Shag mounted on a 'rock' like surface, covered with shells. It has pale grey and brown colourings and the wing feathers have a black spot at the tip. It is mounted in a standing position with the wings closed and the bill slightly open.
Accession No
A83.596

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

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

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

A skull and mandible of a Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora).
Accession No
A78.532

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 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

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

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

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

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
A male blue duck / whio (Hymenolaimus malacorhychos) specimen mounted on a piece of wood.
Accession No
A70.755

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