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Museums Victoria Mammalogy Collection

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Aug 8, 2017 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

This major Australian collection encompasses more than 30,000 specimens, many relating to Victoria's history. It is significant not only due to its size but also because many items are of historical and continuing scientific value.

In particular the collection emphasises Victorian mammal distribution, both past and present; mammal biology and ecology; representatives of Australian and non-Australian faunas; historical collections obtained on scientific expeditions; and practical applications of science relating to the history of Victoria.

The collection also includes a remarkable number of specimens from locations around the world. In total, more than 1000 species of mammals are represented.

This dataset is restricted to marine taxa and are matched to the World Register of marine Species.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 962 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 962 records in English (35 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Karen Roberts
Collection Manager
Museums Victoria 11 Nicholson Street Melbourne Victoria AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Karen Roberts
Collection Manager
Museums Victoria 11 Nicholson Street Melbourne Victoria AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts

Geographic Coverage

Victorian and Tasmanian coasts with some recorsd from other states of Australia and Antarctica

Bounding Coordinates South West [-77.8, -91], North East [52.9, 178]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order  Carnivora,  Cetacea,  Sirenia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1902-10-30 / 2015-08-26

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers