Description

Our mammal collection focuses on Queensland and Papua New Guinea regions, documenting an historical record of species distributions, past and present.

Skin, skeleton and spirit collections dating back to the 1870s provide a valuable reference resource for biological and ecological studies. The museumâ??s mammal collection also provides comparative material for fossil and subfossil research, particularly with reference to the Riversleigh fauna and megafauna of the Darling Downs.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

The Queensland Museum Mammals collection includes members from the following taxa:
Mammalia.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Queensland Museum Mammals collection is 23,000.

Of these 19,800 are databased. This represents 86.1 % of the collection.

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

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Metadata last updated on 2013-07-10 16:07:16.0

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Acrobates pygmaeus

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Location

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

Contact

Mrs Heather Janetzki
Senior Curator of Vertebrates
phone: 07 3840 7715
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Paul Avern
editor
phone: (07) 3840 7711
phone: (07) 3846 1226
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Membership

Member of Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections (CHAFC)

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Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Queensland Museum Mammals collection has an estimated 23,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 86.1 % of these (19,800 records).

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