Australian National Wildlife Collection

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About this Collection

Australian National Wildlife Collection

The Australian National Wildlife Collection is a significant biodiversity resource aiding the study, classification and documentation of Australia’s terrestrial vertebrates (excluding fresh water fish) . In April 1976, it was formally recognised by its gazettal as the Australian National Wildlife Collection by the Commonwealth Government. ... more

Animal Structure and Function Animal Systematics and Taxonomy Biogeography and Phylogeography Biological Adaptation Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change Genomics Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics Speciation and Extinction Vertebrate Biology

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terrestrial vertebrate birds mammals eggs amphibians reptiles fauna calls wildlife population genetics biogeography systematics taxonomy phylogenetics genomics phylogeography evolutionary genetics


Birds of the ANWC


The History of the Australian National Wildlife Collection


Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)


ANWC records available for searching via Atlas of Living Australia

CSIRO Data Licence

Commonwealth of Australia (Australia), CSIRO (Australia)

Joseph, Leo (2011): Australian National Wildlife Collection. v2. CSIRO. Data Collection.

CSIRO hosts this collection. Access rights: Access to specimens for research purposes. Specimens may be lent to other research facilities such as museums and universities by application to the Director.

The metadata and files (if any) are available to the public.

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About this Project

Australian National Wildlife Collection

Biological Specimen Collections

Physical collections of biological specimens


Leo Joseph

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