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Stage 2 Update

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Where on the Museum-Reserve will it be?

The next stage of the museum will be built in Eromanga and begin approximately 100m in front of the existing workshop facility. With the remainder of the building extending back towards the workshop. The idea for the building was to make sure that the entirety of the new facility will work with the natural landscape. 

What Next? 

Plans are progressing well and we hope to announce when construction will begin in the very near future. However, on a day to day basis, our museum is developing thanks to the ongoing support from sponsorship, donations and of course visitation to the museum. 

 

 


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  Even if a better specimen is found, the holotype is not superseded.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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