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Interview - Danny Kennedy Breakfast Show

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Robyn Mackenzie recently completed an interview on the Danny Kennedy Breakfast Show for  ABC Western Radio. This interview covers the topic of the museums 'Finding Cooper' book currently in development.

The Eromanga Natural History Museum is seeking your support to help bring the storybook of Australia's largest dinosaur to fruition. Listen to the interview below then find out more on how you can support by funding 'Finding Cooper'.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Holotype?

A holotype is a valuable original specimen that describes a new species.  It is a term used to describe a specimen that is the first known of its kind anywhere in the world.  A holotype can be any type of fossil, and it serves as the name-bearer of the species.  Even if a better specimen is found, the holotype is not superseded.  These are rare and exciting discoveries, which help fill important gaps in the fossil record. 

Every animal and plant that is scientifically described is represented by a holotype.  If a scientist wishes to study the unique traits of a species, it is usually the holotype specimen they study.  The holotypes are the crown jewels of any museum collection.  These priceless specimens need to be stored and conserved at standards that meet the Code of International Zoological Nomenclature.


 
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