Description

A large collection of fossil material, with an emphasis on the extinct Miocene vertebrate fauna from the Northern Territory, is held at the MAGNT in Darwin and at the Museum of Central Australia in Alice Springs. MAGNT has several active fossil sites including Alcoota, located NE of Alice Springs, and Bullock Creek in the northern Tanami Desert.

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

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Geographic range

Fossils are held from various locations in the Northern Territory.

Australian states covered include: NT.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Palaeontology Collection is 12,000.

Of these 10,500 are databased. This represents 87.5 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-01-31 11:54:14.0

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Fossil long bones at the Alcoota pit.

MAGNT

Location

19 Conacher St
The Gardens
NT 0820
Australia

Contact

Mr Gavin Dally
Senior Collections Manager, Natural Sciences
phone: +61-(0)8-8999 8247
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Dr Adam Yates
Curator, Earth Sciences
phone: +61-(0)8-8951 1148
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Membership

Member of Council of Heads of Australian Entomological Collections (CHAEC)

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

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Palaeontology Collection has an estimated 12,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 87.5 % of these (10,500 records).

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