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.


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


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


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