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Interview With Robyn Mackenzi

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A new megafauna site and another beautifully preserved megafauna bone bed with dozens of bones unearthed this year. Many more bones are still to be recovered in coming years from this site. Listen to Robyn in this interview conducted on the recent Eulo megafauna dig with ABC Western Qld, Ollie Wykeham.   ...read more

Stage 2 Update

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Where on the Museum-Reserve will it be?  ...read more

Live From the Labs

Monday, July 29, 2019

Palaeo Learning Lab  ...read more

Press - Dinosaur history shapes future of drought-ravaged Eromanga

Monday, November 19, 2018

Eromanga Natural History Museum was featured heavily on ABC News. Below is an extract of the article. Use the link to read in full and view the movies.  ...read more

Live from the Labs

Friday, April 06, 2018

After an amazing 10 years of prep to complete approximately 10% of ‘Cooper’, the ENHM fossil technicians have signed off on their final prep notes. All bones but the right pubis and ischium of ‘Cooper’s’ pelvis have been completed and are now kept in the temperature-controlled holotype collection room in the ENHM gallery. What an awesome effort by all who participated to make the completion of ‘Cooper’s’ specimen possible.   ...read more

Awesome Accreditation

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Over the period of the last few months of 2017 ENHM has been working hard to get accredited with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP). And after this period ENHM is now a member of this program. This week we sat down with a representative from the ATAP team to assess and finally award us our shinny green tick of approval. The process included each document of importance at the museum to be uploaded and checked towards the national accreditation standards. Accreditation now opens up opportunities for the museum to be in the running for prestigious awards at the Australian and Regional Tourism Award Ceremonies.   ...read more

Very Eager Volunteers

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Imagine the mammoth task of being placed in front of a bucket of megafauna mud and being told to find fossils the size of a pin head. Well this was the task ahead for our newest volunteer Steve Young. A commercial photographer from coughs harbor enjoys the small finer things in life, like taking photos of minuscule fungi’s. Luckily for us, Steve wanted to develop he interest in microscopic things and share his skills with us and help build our collection. After two weeks of working through less than a millimeter in size sediments, Steve’s collection of finds was extensive and exciting and including that of a partial lower jaw from a small 100,000-year-old Gekkonid. With a heavy heart Steve left us and will be returning again later in the year.   ...read more

Eromanga in True Blue Culture Vulture Inflight Magazine

Monday, February 05, 2018

Eromanga Natural History Museum has just had been featured in an article for Rex Airline inflight magazine True Blue. The article titled "Outback Encounters" looks at the wonders offered in our region. As we cannot publish the whole article here is a snapshot below. Click the link to view the entire contents of the article.  ...read more

Tourism businesses to share in $1.8 million Digital Grant Funding

Friday, February 02, 2018

Eromanga Natrual History Museum is proud to announce we have been awarded a share of the Small Business Digital Grants Program. Find below an extract of the original article. See the original post here.   ...read more

Cooper's Life Size Limb Installed

Monday, September 11, 2017

Australia’s largest dinosaur replication - Funds were raised through the generous contribution of supporters of the Crowd Funding campaign and matching funds from Qld Arts, Outback Gondwana Foundation, RADF and Bridgeport.  ...read more


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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