Description

The MAGNT mammal collection, established in 1981, consists of about 8,200 databased specimens, the majority of which are from the Northern Territory. The collection includes 5 holotypes and 28 paratypes. Subcollections include the historically significant Finlayson Collection from Central Australia, consisting of mostly skins and skeletal elements, and the Arid Zone Collection.

The majority of the specimens have been fixed in 10% formalin prior to being transferred into 70% ethanol for long term storage. Recently, frozen and ethanol-fixed tissue samples have been kept for genetic studies. There is also a small collection of skeletons and study skins.

Specimens can be lent to workers at other institutions upon application and the MAGNT also welcomes visiting researchers.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Geographic range

Mostly from the Northern Territory with some material from northern Western Australia and Queensland.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Mammal Collection is 8,200.

Of these 8,200 are databased. This represents 100.0 % of the collection.

Click the Records & Statistics tab to access those database records that are available through the atlas.

Sub-collections

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Mammal Collection contains these significant collections:

  • Finlayson Mammal Collection

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Metadata last updated on 2017-01-09 19:13:32.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Mammal Collection has an estimated 8,200 specimens.
The collection has databased 100.0 % of these (8,200 records).

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