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The Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is the world's largest collection of Australian insects and related groups such as mites, spiders, earthworms, nematodes and centipedes.
There are o... morever 12 million specimens housed in the Collection which is maintained by CSIRO in Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory. ANIC is an important research collection used by CSIRO researchers, university staff and students, and scientists from Australian and international research organisations.less
Australian National Insect Collection - Biological Specimen Collections - Published 03 Jun 2016
Two tab separated value files of morphological characters of 272 specimens of Australian Craspedia and Pycnosorus (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Gnaphalieae) for a homogeneity and reclassification analysis... more as part of a CSIRO Plant Industry Summer Student project. The results of the project will be published as a scientific paper. One table contains the raw data as first measured by the summer student and the project leader, the second the derived data as used for analysis.less
Strategic CANBR Research - Asteraceae - Systematic and taxonomic research using morphological data - Published 19 Sep 2013
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
The Australian Tropical Herbarium is located in Cairns and brings together herbarium specimens from the Australian National Herbarium previously housed in Atherton, Queensland Herbarium specimens prev... moreiously housed in Mareeba and the James Cook University Herbarium collection from Townsville.
The Australian Tropical Herbarium is a joint venture between James Cook University (JCU), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Director of National Parks (DNP), the Queensland Department of State Development, Trade and Innovation and Queensland's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
It is located in the Australian Tropical Forest Institute building at James Cook University's Cairns campus, hosting a research team to manage a scientific herbarium collection, undertake taxonomic and systematic research and provide botanical information from the collection to partners, stakeholders and clients, as well as to visiting international researchers.
The Australian Tropical Herbarium's collection comprises more than 160,000 plant specimens.less
Australian National Herbarium - Biological Specimen Collections - Published 12 Nov 2012
The Australian National Herbarium, with approximately 1 million preserved plant specimens, is one of the three largest plant collections in Australia. It is unique among the Australian Herbaria in hav... moreing a national focus for its collections, acquisition and research programs.
The Australian National Herbarium arose from the amalgamation over the years of several herbaria managed by the Commonwealth Government. These included several CSIRO herbaria, the Forest Research Institute Eucalypt Collection, the Forest Research Institute's Atherton Rainforest Collection, and the Australian National Botanic Gardens Herbarium. The CSIRO's core collection, previously known as 'Herbarium Australiense', was renamed 'Australian National Herbarium' in 1984.
The Australian National Herbarium is a program of the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research and a contributor to Australia's Virtual Herbarium.less
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