These collections focus on parasitic protozoans, including the largest collection in the world of avian haemaotozoa (formerly the International Reference Centre for Avian Haematozoa), the historical collections of Bancroft and Mackerras from the former School of Tropical Medicine, Townsville and, more recently, myxozoan parasites of fishes.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

The Queensland Museum Protozoans collection includes members from the following taxa:

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Queensland Museum Protozoans collection is 65,000.

Of these 64,675 are databased. This represents 99.5 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2013-07-11 09:46:39.0


Corner of Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank, South Brisbane
Queensland 4101


Dr Rob Adlard
Head of Marine Zoology & Senior Curator of Parasitology
phone: 07 3840 7723
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Paul Avern
phone: (07) 3840 7711
phone: (07) 3846 1226
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Member of Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections (CHAFC)

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Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Queensland Museum Protozoans collection has an estimated 65,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 99.5 % of these (64,675 records).

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