Mammals, birds, reptiles & amphibians collections
Collections of vertebrates from Australia and Papua New Guinea are heavily utilised resources, providing the source for information to scientists, environmentalists, planners and managers. These consist of:
- over 28,000 amphibians, 45,000 reptiles, 31,000 birds and 20,000 mammals;
- over 2,900 type specimens;
- rare and threatened species, including specimens of extinct species and declining frogs becoming especially important in recent years;
- 99% of the collections are databased.