Description

The basis of the zoological collections of the QVMAG was formed from the Launceston Mechanics' Institute, which opened in 1842. Many exotic species, mainly mounted specimens, were acquired during the early years as a result of exchanges with other museums around the world.

The collection was established in 1842 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Geographic range

Coverage--80% of specimens are Tasmanian in origin. All Tasmanian snakes and most Tasmanian skinks are well represented. Most Tasmanian frogs are well represented.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery - Herpetology collection is 2,420.

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Metadata last updated on 2011-02-03 16:02:48.0

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Tiger Snake Notechis ater display specimen

Location

2 Invermay Road
Launceston
Tasmania 7248
Australia

Contact

Dr Craig Reid
Collection Officer
phone: (03) 6323 3774
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Judy Rainbird
Collection Officer
phone: (03) 6323 3774
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Tammy Gordon
Collection Officer
phone: (03) 6323 3774
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Digitised records available through the Atlas

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