Search results for "spur"

  • Masked Lapwing

    The Masked Lapwing is notorious for its defence of its nesting site, diving on intruders, or acting like it has a broken wing to lure the intruder away from the nest.

  • Common Macrotona Grasshopper

    The Common Macrotona Grasshopper belongs to a group known as 'spur-throated grasshoppers'.

  • Spikey Dogfish, Squalus megalops (Macleay, 1881)

    The Spikey Dogfish is a small shark with slender spines in front of both dorsal fins. It is grey to greyish brown (bronzy coloured in life) with a pale caudal fin margin.

  • Amphipoda: Families and Subfamilies

     Amphipods are extremly diverse, abundant and widespread crustaceans. They are found in nearly all marine and freshwater habitats. They are paticularly important as herbivores, detritivores, micropredators and scavengers in marine environments and they are almost always an important component of marine and freshwater environmental surveys.

  • Museum in a Box - Platypus

    Museum in a Box® is available for set three week loan periods and can be sent to any educational institution across Australia.

  • Masked Lapwing


  • Funnel-web Spiders

    Funnel-web spiders, the most notorious members of our spider fauna, are found in eastern Australia.

  • Visitors respond to an exhibition on death

    In 2003 the Museum held an exhibition about death - here's a selection of what visitors thought about it.

  • Platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus

    The Platypus is a unique Australian species. Along with echidnas, Platypuses are grouped in a separate order of mammals known as monotremes, which are distinguished from all other mammals because they lay eggs. When first discovered, the unusual look of a Platypus caused considerable confusion and doubt amongst European naturalists and scientists, many of whom believed that the animal was a fake.

  • DAW: Day 6 Sydney Funnel-Web Spider

    DAW? Dangerous Animals Week, of course! To celebrate our new Dangeroz app (available in the App Store now) we’re featuring a different Aussie creature each day...

  • Live displays in My Photo Studio

    From December 2010 the following live invertebrates were displayed in 'My Photo Studio', giving visitors the opportunity to take their own wildlife photos and take advice from the experts.

  • 1970s: Reaching Out

     ‘What’s got four wheels, is stuffed with life and provides an important service to the community?’

  • Feathers of the Gods: The Frog that Sings Like a Bird

    Quang’s Tree Frog, Gracixalus quangi, is a frog like no other.

  • Grasshoppers, crickets, katydids and locusts: Order Orthoptera

    Grasshoppers, locusts, crickets and katydids belong to a group of insects known as orthopterans (meaning 'straight wings').

  • Malaita’s monster rat

    Our team is again drawn toward Malaita’s cloud forests and we find an exciting sign of the giant rat we’re looking for.