Museums Victoria

Acronym: NMV LSID
Life Science Identifier (LSID):

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.


The natural science collections are grouped into the following areas: Invertebrates, Entomology and Arachnology, Ichthyology, Herpetology, Ornithology, Mammalogy, Genetic and Biochemical Resources, Palaeontolgy and Geology.

Museums Victoria is making a range of species information and data from its natural history collections available through the Atlas of Living Australia.


  1. Museums Victoria Arachnology Collection The Arachnology Collection comprises spiders, scorpions, mites and ticks as well as incorporating the myriapods (centipedes and millipedes).
  2. Museums Victoria DNA Laboratory
  3. Museums Victoria Entomology Collection Primarily focused on the fauna of Victoria and south-eastern Australia, the insect and arachnid collections also contain material from around Australia and the rest of the world.
  4. Museums Victoria Herpetology Collection The Herpetology Collection comprises more than 76,000 specimens of snakes, lizards, frogs, salamanders, tortoises and turtles.
  5. Museums Victoria Ichthyology Collection The Ichthyology Collection is one of the oldest and most significant fish collections in Australia, representing 150 years of acquisition from a wide variety of sources and comprising some 36,000 lots and 350,000 specimens.
  6. Museums Victoria Mammalogy Collection This major Australian collection encompasses more than 30,000 specimens, many relating to Victoria's history. It is significant not only due to its size but also because many items are of historical and continuing scientific value.
  7. Museums Victoria Marine Invertebrates Collection The Marine Invertebrates collection encompasses invertebrates with the exception of insects and spiders. It includes crabs, sea spiders, lobsters, isopods, sponges, corals, worms, molluscs, echinoderms, protozoans and some non-vertebrate chordates.
  8. Museums Victoria Ornithology Collection The Ornithology Collection contains more than 70 000 specimens of mounted birds, skins, skeletons, eggs and specimens preserved in alcohol.
  9. Museums Victoria Vertebrate Palaeontology Collection

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Metadata last updated on 2018-06-22 12:12:31.0