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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... more) . In April 1976, it was formally recognised by its gazettal as the Australian National Wildlife Collection by the Commonwealth Government.
The Australian National Wildlife Collection holds approximately 200 000 irreplaceable scientific specimens, including skins, skeletons, specimens in spirit, bird eggs, tissues and a wildlife sound library. The collection focuses on terrestrial vertebrates of Australia and Papua New Guinea and rodents of South-East Asia. There are also specimens from other parts of the world.
ANWC research addresses the diversity, evolution, and conservation of Australia's wildlife, focussing on its systematics and taxonomy (study of evolutionary relationships among organisms) and biogeography.less
Australian National Wildlife Collection - Biological Specimen Collections - Published 30 Jan 2013
The Wildlife Parasite and Pathology Collection is a biodiversity resource backing up nearly 40 years of research into the biology and taxonomy of Australian native and introduced parasites and the bio... morelogy and pathology of their hosts.
The Collection currently holds 9,228 irreplaceable specimens of 1074 parasite species, covering 94 families in 13 orders, from 7,358 individual postmortems on 579 host species. The collection documents 24,110 individual host-parasite associations, representing 3,307 unique associations between a given parasite species and a given host species.
The Collection focuses on the parasites of the terrestrial vertebrates of Australia and Papua New Guinea and rodents of South-East Asia. There are also specimens from other parts of the world.less
Australian National Wildlife Collection - Biological Specimen Collections - Published 24 Jan 2013
This collection is comprised of high-resolution scans from the eight full-colour plates in the CSIRO publication "The Insects of Australia - a textbook for students and research workers, Volumes I and... more II, 2nd Edition".
Plate 1: Odonata (dragonflies)
Plate 2: Mantodea (mantids), Blattodea (cockroaches), Dermaptera (earwigs), Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets and katydids).
Plate 3: Hemiptera (bugs)
Plate 4: Coleoptera (beetles)
Plate 5: Coleoptera (beetles), Diptera (flies), Hymenoptera (bees, ants and wasps).
Plate 6: Batesian Mimicry.
Plate 7: Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Plate 8: Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
A ninth plate, depicting termite heads, has been included in this collection but was not published in the final volumes.less
Australian National Insect Collection - Entomology - Insect illustrations and images - Published 02 Mar 2012