Description

The MAGNT reptile collection, established in 1981, consists of about 37,000 databased specimens, the majority of which have been collected in the Northern Territory. The collection includes 71 holotypes and 915 paratypes. Historical subcollections include the Arid Zone Collection from Central Australia.

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.

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

The collection was established in 1981 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Geographic range

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

Australian states covered include: Northern Territory.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Reptile Collection is 37,000.

Of these 37,000 are databased. This represents 100.0 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-01-09 19:14:46.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Reptile Collection has an estimated 37,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 100.0 % of these (37,000 records).

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