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.
Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.
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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The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery - Herpetology collection has an estimated 2,420 specimens.
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