Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Malacology Collection
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Malacology (mollusc) collection comprises about 57,000 lots of dry shells for scientific research and education purposes, and about 2,000 specimen lots stored in either 70% ethyl alcohol for morphological study or absolute ethyl alcohol for genetics studies.
The bulk of the collection is registered into a database. Marine, land and freshwater species of molluscs are represented in the collection, with substantial holdings of shallow water tropical species from the Indo-Pacific, South East Asia and Northern Australia, with smaller holdings from other locations.
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.
The collection contains material from all the extant Mollusca classes, with substantial holdings of Nudibranch gastropods.
Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.
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 Malacology Collection is 57,000.
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Metadata last updated on 2017-01-09 19:13:15.0
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The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Malacology Collection has an estimated 57,000 specimens.
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