Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Arachnid Collection
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Arachnid Collection was established in 1981 and consists of about 4900 databased specimens and an additional several thousand that are curated but not yet registered. The majority of the specimens have been collected from locations in Northern Australia. The collection includes 95 holotypes and over 200 paratypes.
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 bulk of the collection contains Araneans, with smaller holdings of Acarina, Scorpiones and Pseudoscorpiones. Myriapods are also included in this collection.
Mostly from the Northern Territory, especially the Top End and Central Australia.
Number of specimens in the collection
The estimated number of specimens in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Arachnid Collection is 5,500.
Of these 4,900 are databased. This represents 89.1 % of the collection.
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Metadata last updated on 2017-01-31 11:45:50.0
Digitised records available through the Atlas
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Arachnid Collection has an estimated 5,500 specimens.
The collection has databased 89.1 % of these (4,900 records).
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