Vertebrate Collections

Vertebrate Collections

Vertebrates are animals with backbones. Our collections include specimens of birds, mammals, fishes, reptiles and frogs. The collections date from the early days of the museum and are an invaluable resource.

Mammalogy

The study of mammals including placental mammals, marsupials and monotremes.

Herpetology

The study of reptiles and amphibians including snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles and frogs.

Ichthyology

The study of fishes including bony fishes and cartilaginous fishes such as sharks and rays.