GBIF funded project to photograph type specimens

During 2004 the Australian Museum along with other Australian museums took photographs of many primary types of Australian species held in its collections.

Mark Allen photographing fishes

Mark McGrouther © Australian Museum

Photographs were taken of the type specimens of mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes and molluscs.  Many of these are now available on the Ozcam website.

Funding for the project was granted by GBIF, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

Australian Museum staff who worked on the project during 2004 include Mark Allen, Holly Barlow, Sally Cowan and Kerryn Parkinson.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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