The Zoology Collections

Below is a summary of the main collections in the museum. Most of these link to further images, and more will be added soon.

Please click on one of the boxes on the left to see more.

 

Skulls

Below is a selection from our skull collection. Click on an image to see it larger.

camel chamois domestic pig

Order Artiodactyla
Camel
Camelus sp.
DUNUC 1929

Order Artiodactyla
Chamois
Rupicapra rupicapra
Length: 20 cm
DUNUC 2072

Order Artiodactyla
Domestic pig skull section
Sus domestica
DUNUC 2087

warthog roe deer musk ox - side

Order Artiodactyla
Warthog
Phacochoerus aethiopicus
DUNUC 2089

Order Artiodactyla
Roe deer
Capreolus caprea
Length: 18 cm
DUNUC 2434

Order Artiodactyla
Musk ox, side view
Ovibos moschatus
DUNUC 2934

musk ox - front  coyote wolverine

Order Artiodactyla
Musk ox, front view
Ovibos moschatus
DUNUC 2934

Order Carnivora
Family Canidae
Coyote
Canis latrans
Length: 18.5 cm
DUNUC 1930/1

Order Carnivora
Family Mustelidae
Wolverine
Length: 15.5 cm
DUNUC 1985

brown bear mongoose sea otter

Order Carnivora
Family Ursidae
Brown Bear
Ursus arctos
Length: 44 cm
DUNUC 2030

Order Carnivora
Family Viverridae
Mongoose
Unknown species
Length: 10.5 cm
DUNUC 2036

Order Carnivora
Family Mustelidae
Sea otter
Enhydra lutris
Length: 14.5 cm
DUNUC 2054

aard-wolf badger lynx

Order Carnivora
Family Hyaenidae
Aard-wolf
Proteles cristata
Length: 14.5 cm
DUNUC 2192

Order Carnivora
Family Mustelidae
Badger
Meles meles
Length: 13.5 cm
DUNUC 2193

Order Carnivora
Family Felidae
Lynx
Lynx lynx
Length: 14.5 cm
DUNUC 2196

bottlenose dolphin common dolphin two-toed sloth

Order Cetacea
Bottlenose dolphin
Tursiops truncatus
Length:
DUNUC 1959

Order Cetacea
Common dolphin
Delphinus delphis
DUNUC 1962

Order Edentata
Two toed sloth skull
Choloepus sp
Length: 11cm
DUNUC 2131

moonrat hedgehog rabbit

Order Insectivora
Moonrat
Echinosorex gymnurus
Length: 8 cm
DUNUC 2267

Order Insectivora
Hedgehog
Erinaceus erinaceus
Length: 6 cm
DUNUC 2268

Order Lagomorpha
Rabbit
Oryctolagus cuniculus
Length: 8 cm
DUNUC 2017
opossum koala tapir

Order Marsupialia
Virginia opossum
Didelphis virgineana
Length: 10 cm
DUNUC 1947

Order Marsupialia
Koala bear
Phascolarctos cinereus
Length: 13.5 cm
DUNUC 2165

Order Perissodactyla
Tapir
Tapirius sp
DUNUC 2211

harp seal chimpanzee macaque

Order Pinnipedia
Harp seal
Phoca groenlandica
Length: 19 cm
DUNUC 2122

Order Primates
Chimpanzee
Pan sp
DUNUC 1896

Order Primates
Family Cercopithecidae
Macaque
Length: 14 cm
DUNUC 1940
paca dugong aardvark

Order Rodentia
Paca
Cuniculus paca
Length: 14.5 cm
DUNUC 2167

Order Sirenia
Dugong
Dugong dugong
DUNUC 2585

Order Tubulidentata
Aardvark
Orycteropus afer
Length: 23.5 cm
DUNUC 2133

constrictor alligator crocodile

Class Reptilia
Constrictor skull
DUNUC 1477

Class Reptilia
Alligator skull
DUNUC 1515

Class Reptilia
Saltwater Crocodile skull
Crocodylus cf. porosus
Length 70 cm
DUNUC 1520

Skeletons

 

Below is a selection from our skeleton collection. Click on an image to see it larger.

pangolin palm civet armadillo

Order Artiodactyla
Pangolin skeleton
Manis sp
Length
DUNUC 2070

Order Carnivora
Common palm civet skeleton
Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
Length 55 cm (skull 12.5 cm)
DUNUC 2075

Order Edentata
Armadillo skeleton
Euphractus sp
Length 44 cm
DUNUC 1902

sloth rabbit wallaby

Order Edentata
Two-toed sloth skeleton
Choloepus sp
Length 50 cm
DUNUC 2130

Order Lagomorpha
Rabbit skeleton
Oryctolagus cuniculus
length 43 cm (skull 9 cm)
DUNUC 2013

Order Marsupialia
Wallaby skeleton
Unknown species
Height 48 cm (skull 11 cm)
DUNUC 2154

echidna aye-aye
gibbon

Order Monotremata
Spiny Anteater or Echidna skeleton
Tachyglossus sp.
Length 37 cm (skull 11.5 cm)
DUNUC 1968

Order Primates
Aye Aye skeleton
Daubentonia madagascariensis
Length 53 cm
DUNUC 1935

Order Primates
Gibbon skeleton
Hylobates sp
Height 72 cm
DUNUC 1999

lemur potto porcupine

Order Primates
Common Sportive Lemur skeleton
Lepidolemur mustelinus
Length 33cm (skull 9.5 cm)
DUNUC 2006

Order Primates
Potto skeleton
Perodicticus potto
Length 33 cm
DUNUC 2291

Order Rodentia
Porcupine skeleton
Length 69 cm (skull 10cm)
DUNUC 1928

Mammals

 

Below is a selection from our collection of mounted mammal specimens. Click on an image to see it larger.

ermine armadillo crested porcupine

Order Carnivora
Ermine
Mustela ermine
Length 35 cm
DUNUC 2961

Order Edentata
Six-banded Armadillo
Eupractus sexcinctus
Length 49 cm
DUNUC 1899

Order Edentata
Crested porcupine
Hystrix cristata
Length 68 cm
DUNUC 2002

pangolin tamandua armadillo

Order Edentata
Pangolin
Manis sp
Length 73 cm
DUNUC 2069

Order Edentata
Tamandua
Tamandua cf. tetradactyla
Length 34 cm
DUNUC 2160

Order Edentata
Eight-banded Armadillo
Dasypus sp
Length 51 cm
DUNUC 2963

spiny anteater duck-billed platypus spiny anteater

Order Monotremata
Echidna or spiny anteater
Tachyglossus aculeatus
Length
DUNUC 1966

Order Monotremata
Duck-billed platypus
Ornithorhynchus anatinus
Length 51 cm
DUNUC 2058

Order Monotremata
Echidna or spiny anteater
Tachyglossus sp
Length 38 cm
DUNUC 2962

brown rat rat woodchuck

Order Rodentia
Brown rat
Rattus norvegicus
Length 32 cm incl tail
DUNUC 2104

Order Rodentia
Rat
Unknown species
Length 41 cm incl tail
DUNUC 2108

Order Rodentia
Woodchuck
Marmota monax
Length 51 cm
DUNUC 2159

Mounted Birds

 

Below is a selection from our collection of mounted bird specimens. Click on an image to see it larger.

brown kiwi little spotted kiwi pootoo

Order Apterygiformes
Brown Kiwi
Apteryx australis
Length 32 cm
DUNUC 1764

Order Apterygiformes
Little Spotted Kiwi
Apteryx oweni
Length 26 cm
DUNUC 1765

Order Caprimulgiformes
Pootoo
Nyctibus sp.
Height 39 cm
DUNUC 2728

Gye Falcon Pesquet's parrot Emu

Order Falconiformes
Gyr Falcon
Falco rusticola
Height 58 cm incl mount
DUNUC 2733

Order Psittaciformes
Pesquet's Parrot
Psittrichas fulgidus
Height 42 cm incl mount
DUNUC 1838

Order Struthioniformes
Emu
Dromaius sp
Height 117 cm
DUNUC 1726

Bird Heads

 

Below is a selection from our collection of bird heads. Click on an image to see it larger.

Swift Herring Gull Oyster Catcher

Order Apodiformes
Swift
Apus apus
Length 4 cm
DUNUC 2711

Order Charidriiformes
Herring Gull
Larus argentatus
Length 17.5 cm
DUNUC 2722

Order Charidriiformes
Oystercatcher
Haematopus ostragalus
Length 14 cm
DUNUC 2723

Curlew Noddy Tern Skimmer

Order Charadriiformes
Curlew
Numenius arquata
Length 17.5 cm
DUNUC 2724

Order Charadriiformes
Noddy Tern
Anous sp
Length 9.5 cm
DUNUC 2726

Order Charadriiformes
Skimmer
Rhynchops sp
Length 17 cm
DUNUC 2727

Heron Spoonbill Boatbilled Heron

Order Ciconiformes
Heron
species indet.
Length 19 cm
DUNUC 1748

Order Ciconiformes
Spoonbill
Platanea sp.
Length 21 cm
DUNUC 2721

Order Ciconiformes
Boatbilled Heron
Cochlearius cochlearius
Length 17 cm
DUNUC 2725

Laughing Kookaburra Kingfisher Sparrow Hawk

Order Coraciiformes
Kookaburra
Dacelo gigas
Length 21 cm
DUNUC 2717

Order Coraciiformes
Kingfisher
Alcedo sp
Length 10 cm
DUNUC 2718

Order Falconiformes
Sparrow Hawk
Accipiter sp
Length 5 cm
DUNUC 2719

Kenya Crested Guinea-Fowl Pheasant Rook

Order Galliformes
Kenya crested Guinea-Fowl
Guttera pucherani
Length 14.5 cm
DUNUC 1721

Order Galliformes
Pheasant
Phasianus colchicus
Length 17 cm
DUNUC 1804

Order Passeriformes
Rook
Corvus frugilegus
Length 12.5 cm
DUNUC 2713

Thrush Cormorant Toucan

Order Passeriformes
Thrush
Turdus philomelos
Length 7 cm
DUNUC 2714

Order Pelecaniformes
Cormorant
Phalacrocorax carbo
Length 27 cm
DUNUC 1824

Order Piciformes
Toucan
Rhamphastos sp
Length 18 cm
DUNUC 2715

2716small Storm Petrel Scarlet Macaw

Order Piciformes
Green Woodpecker
Picus viridis
Length 10.5 cm
DUNUC 2716

Order Procellariiformes
Storm Petrel
species indet.
Length 9 cm
DUNUC 2720

Order Psittaciformes
Scarlet Macaw
Ara cf. macao
Length 17 cm
DUNUC 2712

Bird Skins

 

Below is a selection from our collection of bird skins. Click on an image to see it larger.

Sword-billed Hummingbird 1665small Black-bellied Thorntail

Order Apodiformes
Sword-billed Hummingbird
Ensifera ensifera
Length 14 + 6 cm (broken bill)
Range: Columbia to Bolivia
South America
DUNUC 1664

Order Apodiformes
Allen's Hummingbird?
Selasphorus scintilla
Length 6.5 cm
Chiriqui, Arce
DUNUC 1665

Order Apodiformes
Black-bellied Thorntail
Popelairia langsdorffi
Length 13 cm
Rio de Janeiro
South America
DUNUC 1666

Hummingbird Hummingbird Grey Plover

Order Apodiformes
Hummingbird species
Chrysobranchus viridicana
Length 9.5 cm
Demerara
West Indies
DUNUC 1670

Order Apodiformes
Hummingbird
unidentified species
Length 11 cm
DUNUC 1757

Order Charadriiformes
Grey plover
Pluvialis squatarola
Length 30 cm
British, breeds in tundra
DUNUC 1738

Dwarf Forest Kingfisher Kestrel Black-goggled Tanager

Order Coraciiformes
Dwarf Forest Kingfisher
Ceyx lepidus
Length 12 cm
Amboine. Coll. Teysman 1877.
Range: Phillipines, Moluccas,
New Guinea
DUNUC 1683

Order Falconiformes
Kestrel
Falco tinnunculus
Length 35 cm
DUNUC 1762

Order Passeriformes
Black-goggled Tanager
Trichothraupis quadricolor?
Length
Presented by Lord Byron
South America
DUNUC 1647

Yellow-faced Myna Rufous Babbler Diademed Tanager

Order Passeriformes
Yellow-faced Myna
Mino dumonti
Length 23 cm
New Guinea
DUNUC 1651

Order Passeriformes
Rufous babbler
Pomatorstomus isidorei
Length 22.5 cm
23/5/1867. Kasim, Misool.
New Guinea
DUNUC 1652

Order Passeriformes
Diademed Tanager
Stephaniphorus diadematus
= leucocephalus?
Length 15 cm
South America
DUNUC 1653

Magpie Lark Mistle Thrush Noisy Friarbird

Order Passeriformes
Magpie lark
Grallina cyanoleuca = picata?
Length 25.5 cm
Australia, New Guinea, Timor
DUNUC 1654

Order Passeriformes
Mistle thrush
Turdus viscivorus
Length 29 cm
DUNUC 1655

Order Passeriformes
Noisy Friarbird
Philemon corniculata
Length 28 cm
Australia
DUNUC 1658

Giant Cowbird White-rumped Shama Nepal Yellow-backed Sunbird

Order Passeriformes
Giant cowbird
Scaphidira (Cassidix) oryzivora
Length 34 cm
Trinidad
West Indies
DUNUC 1659

Order Passeriformes
White-Rumped Shama
Copsychus malabaricus
= Cittocinela tricolor?
Length 25 cm (with tail)
Bangka, Sumatra
DUNUC 1662

Order Passeriformes
Nepal Yellow-backed Sunbird
Aethopyga nipalensis
Length 11 cm
Darjeeling, India
DUNUC 1667

Purple-throated Sunbird Ruby-crowned Tanager Satin Bower-bird

Order Passeriformes
Purple-throated Sunbird
Nectarinia sperata
= Cinnyris hasselti?
Length 9 cm
Malacca, Malaysia
DUNUC 1669

Order Passeriformes
Ruby-crowned Tanager
Tachyphonus coronatus
Length 16 cm
South America
DUNUC 1676

Order Passeriformes
Satin Bower-bird or Grakle
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus
Length 31 cm
North Australia, New Guinea
DUNUC 1679

Regent Bowerbird Green Magpie Steller's Jay

Order Passeriformes
Regent Bowerbird
Sericulus rubinus
= Sericulus chrysocephalus
Length 21 cm
Tweed R.
North Australia
DUNUC 1680

Order Passeriformes
Green Magpie
Cissa chinensis
Length 33 cm
Darjeeling, India
DUNUC 1682

Order Passeriformes
Steller's Jay
Cyanocitta stelleri
Length 28 cm
California
North America
DUNUC 1684

Paradise Riflebird Hill Mynah Blue-hooded Euphonia

Order Passeriformes
Paradise Riflebird
Ptiloris paradiseus
Length 27 cm
Eastern Australian rainforests
DUNUC 1685

Order Passeriformes
Hill Mynah
Gracula religiosa
= Eulabes javanensis
Length 28.5 cm
Coll: Wardlaw-Ramsay, 1874
Malacca
DUNUC 1686

Order Passeriformes
Blue-hooded Euphonia
Euphonia musica?
= Euphonia nigricoltis
Length 10 cm
Venezuela, South America
DUNUC 1687

Paradise Tanager Thick-billed Euphonia Indigo Bunting

Order Passeriformes
Paradise Tanager
Tangara chilensis
= Calliste yeni (peruviania)
Peru, South America
DUNUC 1691

Order Passeriformes
Thick-billed Euphonia
Euphonia laniirostis (female)
Length 10 cm
Columbia
DUNUC 1692

Order Passeriformes
Indigo Bunting
Passerina cyanea
= Passerina carulea?
Length 11 cm
Range: Canada to Columbia
DUNUC 1693

Buarremon gutturalis Goldfinch Purple finch

Order Passeriformes
Buarremon gutturalis
Length 17 cm
Mexico
DUNUC 1700

Order Passeriformes
Goldfinch
Carduelis carduelis
Length 12 cm
Range: Britain, Europe,
North Africa, Asia
DUNUC 1704

Order Passeriformes
Purple Finch
Carpodacus purpureus
Length 14 cm
Range: Canada, Pacific
states, California
DUNUC 1705

Sunbird Elaineous Flycatcher Red-breasted Blackbird

Order Passeriformes
Sunbird species
Cinnyris ourentata
Length 13 cm
Africa
DUNUC 1709

Order Passeriformes
Elaineous Flycatcher
Elainia pogan
Length 16 cm
Trinidad, West Indies
DUNUC 1725

Order Passeriformes
Red-breasted Blackbird
Leistes militaris = guianensis
Length 16 cm
Northern South America
DUNUC 1768

Black Berry-picker Lincoln Sparrow Grey wagtail

Order Passeriformes
Black Berrypicker
Melanocharis nigra
Length 9.5 cm
Collection: Eu'ela, 29/3/1863,
Bernstein?
Waighiou (Waigeo Island)
New Guinea
DUNUC 1773

Order Passeriformes
Lincoln sparrow
Melospiza lincolni
Length 12 cm
Range: Arctic regions
DUNUC 1774

Order Passeriformes
Grey wagtail
Motacilla cinerea
Length 18 cm
Range: Europe
DUNUC 1775

Shore lark Blue tit Great tit

Order Passeriformes
Shore lark
Eremophila (Otocoris) alpestris
Length 17 cm
DUNUC 1779

Order Passeriformes
Blue tit
Parus caeruleus
Length 10.5 cm
Range: Britain, Europe,
North Africa, Asia
DUNUC 1793

Order Passeriformes
Great tit
Parus major
Length 12 cm
Range: Britain, Europe,
North Africa, Asia
DUNUC 1795

Lowland peltops Vermillion flycatcher Grackle

Order Passeriformes
Lowland Peltops
Peltops blainvillii (male)
Length 17.5 cm
Coll: L B Jung, 26/06/1867
Wanigama, Misool
New Guinea
DUNUC 1797

Order Passeriformes
Vermillion Flycatcher
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Length 12 cm
North, Central & South America
DUNUC 1810

Order Passeriformes
Grackle
Quiscalus inflexirostris
Length 21 cm
Trinidad, West Indies
DUNUC 1813

Redstart Black-faced tanager Red-shouldered tanager

Order Passeriformes
Redstart
Phoenicurus phoenicurus =
Ruficilla phoenicurus McGillivray
Length 13 cm
Range: Britain, Europe, Asia
DUNUC 1815

Order Passeriformes
Black-faced Tanager / Saltator
Schistochlamys atra
Length 16 cm
Trinidad, West Indies
DUNUC 1817

Order Passeriformes
Red-shouldered Tanager
Tachyphonus phoenicius
Length 14 cm
Rio Negro, South America
DUNUC 1828

Yellow-lored Tody-flycatcher Common wren White-breasted woodswallow

Order Passeriformes
Yellow-lored Tody-flycatcher
Todirostrum poliocephalum
Length 10 cm
Brazil, South America
DUNUC 1831

Order Passeriformes
Common Wren
Troglodytes troglodytes
(parvulus)
Length 9.5 cm
Range: Holarctic to Himalayas
DUNUC 1833

Order Passeriformes
White-breasted Woodswallow
Artamus leucorhynchus
= leucogaster
Coll: 10/5/1869
Weiaigama, Misool,
Australia
DUNUC 1835

Paradise flycatcher Paradise flycatcher King bird of paradise

Order Passeriformes
Paradise Flycatcher (rusty form)
Terpsiphone viridis
Length 12 cm (34 with tail)
Range: Eastern and Central
Africa
DUNUC 2730

Order Passeriformes
Paradise Flycatcher
(white male form)
Terpsiphone viridis
Length 39 cm with tail
Range: Eastern and Central
Africa
DUNUC 2731

Order Passeriformes
King Bird of Paradise
Cicinnurus regius
Length 24 cm
New Guinea
DUNUC 2732

Bird of paradise Yellow-bellied sapsucker Black-necked aracari

Order Passeriformes
Raggiani's bird of paradise
Paradisea apoda
Length 47 cm
DUNUC 2729

Order Piciformes
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus varius
Length 20 cm
Canada
DUNUC 1649

Order Piciformes
Black-necked Aracari
Pteroglossus aracari
Length
South America
DUNUC 1678

Spirit Collection

 

Below is a selection of specimens preserved in spirits. Click on an image to see it larger.

Aphrodite aculeata Wolf Spider Arcturus baffini

Phylum Annelida
Aphrodite aculeata
Height 15 cm
DUNUC 2310

Phylum Arthropoda
Wolf Spider
Length 11.5 cm
DUNUC 755

Phylum Arthropoda
Arcturus baffini
Height 15 cm
DUNUC 779

Carpilius maculatus Penaeus caramole Goose Barnacle

Phylum Arthropoda
Carpilius maculatus
Height 16.5 cm
DUNUC 806

Phylum Arthropoda
Penaeus caramole
Height 20 cm
DUNUC 893

Phylum Arthropoda
Goose Barnacle
Lepas anatifera
Height 15 cm
DUNUC 955

Colonial Ascidian Sea Fir Sea Pen

Phylum Chordata
Colonial Ascidian
Botryllus sp.
Height 12 cm
DUNUC 2679

Phylum Cnidaria
Sea fir
Height 20 cm
DUNUC 1115

Phylum Cnidaria
Sea Pen
Height 39 cm
DUNUC 2327

Sea Pen Sun Star Strongylocentrotus lividus  

Phylum Cnidaria
Sea Pen
Pennutula sp.
Height 26 cm
DUNUC 2864

Phylum Echinodermata
Sun star
Height 17 cm
DUNUC 1006

Phylum Echinodermata
Strongylocentrotus lividus
Height 20 cm
DUNUC 1062

Feather Star Octopus Brachylophus fasciatus

Phylum Echinodermata
Feather star
Height 10 cm
DUNUC 3552

Phylum Mollusca
Octopus sp.
Height 39 cm
DUNUC 574

Class Reptilia
Brachylophus fasciatus
Height 25 cm
DUNUC 1374

?Chalcides sp. Budgerigar dissection Beluga embryo skeleton

Class Reptilia
?Chalcides sp.
Height 15 cm
DUNUC 1375

Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Budgerigar dissection
Melopsittacus sp
Height 25 cm
DUNUC 1701

Order Cetacea
Beluga Whale embryo skeleton
Delphinapterus leucas
Height 50 cm
DUNUC 1943

Marine Collection

 

Below is a selection of dried marine specimens. Click on an image to see it larger.

Scleractinian Coral Scleractinian Coral Sea Fan

Phylum Cnidaria
Scleractinian Coral
Length 10 cm
DUNUC 508

Phylum Cnidaria
Scleractinian Coral
Length 14.5 cm
DUNUC 2454

Phylum Cnidaria
Sea Fan
Gorgonia sp.
Length 46 cm
DUNUC 510

Sea Feather Starfish Sea Urchin

Phylum Cnidaria
Sea Feather
Length 32 cm
DUNUC 513

Phylum Echinodermata
Starfish
Unknown species
Length 33 cm
DUNUC 2462

Phylum Echinodermata
Sea Urchin
Echinus esculentus
Length 9 cm
DUNUC 2565

Paper Nautilus Sponge Sponge

Phylum Mollusca
Paper Nautilus
Argonauta argo
Length 17 cm
DUNUC 525

Phylum Porifera
Tube Sponge
Unknown Species
Length 22 cm
DUNUC 2543

Phylum Porifera
Sponge
Class Demospongia ?
Length 9 cm
DUNUC 2867

Fossils

 

Below is a selection from our fossil collection. Click on an image to see it larger.

ichthyosaurus fossil mammoth tooth mastodon tooth

Ichthyosaurus quadriscissus
DUNUC 2746

Mammoth tooth
DUNUC 1974

Mastodon tooth
DUNUC 2688

brontothere jaw oreodon gracilis skull ichthyosaur fossil limb

Brontothere jaw
DUNUC 2235

Oreodon gracilis skull
DUNUC 2534

Ichthyosaur fossil limb
DUNUC 2436

Microscope Slides

Here is a selection of Microscope slides from the Zoology Museum.

HALICIUM AND ENDENDRIUM

hydroid slide

Hydroid slide, containing mainly Halicium and Endendrium. They are types of water firs which can be found the waters of the British Isles.

DUNUC2981



PROTOZOA

Protozoa slides

Two Victorian slides of arrangements of Protozoa, one of the Radiolorian Polyscystina, the other of "16 named Foraminiferans". The Foraminiferans slide is prepared by Watsons & Sons

DUNUC2999



MARINE SLIDES

marine zoology slides

Part of a series of 20 marine zoological microscopic slides prepared by Hornell & Sinel

DUNUC2986



INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS

microscope slides

Slide containing insects and arachnids. These animals are classed as Pseudoscorpions. Some people believe these to be tiny true scorpions, but they are harrmless to humans and animals. They are often found under stones, leaf litter, and tree bark.

DUNUC2982



EARTHWORMS

earthworm slides

Part of a series of slides prepared by Flatters & Garnett of Manchester. Earthworms - these creatures process plant litter which creates topsoil full of nutrients. By doing this they provide a welcome help in the development of plants and vegetation.

DUNUC2982

HYDROID

image of a Hydroid

Another Hydroid slide, containing mainly Halicium and Endendrium. Hydroids have three life cycles. They begin life as tiny planula larva which then grows into a sessile which then develops into a medusae.

DUNUC2981



FRESH WATER SHRIMP, CLAMWORMS, & SQUILLA

image of Mysis oculata, Segment Nereis virens, Squilla

Part of a collection of 5 microscopic slides of invertebrates bearing "University College Dundee" labels. The following slides contain Mysis oculata (Fresh Water Shrimp), Segment Nereis virens (Clamworms), and Squilla (Shrimp Larava). Squilla tend to live in shallow coastal marine waters. They can be found in crevices or hidden under the sand.

DUNUC2989



LIVER FLUKE

image of Fasciola gigntica

A whole specimen of Fasciola gigntica, compressed between two slides. It appears in warm climates in cattle but most commonly in sheep in which it is responsible for transmitting chronic fascioliosis. This disease can be fatal to humans.

DUNUNUC2998

Teaching Aids

The Zoology Museum has a fascinating collection of teaching charts and models, many of them used by D'Arcy Thompson in his own teaching. A selection is shown here.

Blaschka Glass Models of Marine Invertebrates

Blaschka modelBlaschka Model

D'Arcy Thompson acquired a set of Blaschka's exquistely delicate glass models in 1889. In Growth and Form, D'Arcy refers repeatedly to the art of the glass-blower, perhaps thinking of these very models.

DUNUC 9318, 2875

 

Model series showing the Embryonic Development of a Primitive Chordate

Models of embryo development

A series of 25 models, unknown manufacturer

 

Models from a series showing the Embyonic Development of a Chicken

chicken embryo modelchicken embryo model

The museum holds seven models in this series, made by Les Fils d'Emile Deyrolle

 

Model of Radiolarian

Model of Stylodictya multispina, one of four models of radiolaria held by the museum, and originally acquired by D'Arcy Thompson. The models were inspired by the illustrations of radiolaria created by Ernst Haeckel.

 

Models of Foraminifera

Foraminifera models

Foraminifera models

Part of a larger set of models acquired by D'Arcy Thompson, probably from V Fric of Prague.

 

Teaching Chart by Pfurtscheller

Frog teaching chart

This is one of six charts held by the museum originally created by Dr Paul Pfurtscheller in the 1900s and published in the Netherlands by Martinus Nijhoff in the 1920s

 

Hand-painted Teaching Chart showing Marine Larvae

Marine Larvae teaching chart

 Made by Ann B Adam, a biology student at University College, Dundee in the 1930s

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