Flinders University Vertebrate Collection

The Flinders University Vertebrate Collection comprises over 2,200 vertebrate specimens.

It includes skulls, whole skeletons, fossil casts, and natural animal mummies collected from caves. Over 190 species of mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian and fish are represented.

The collection was established in the mid-1990s, and began as a small assemblage of skulls and skeletons to aid Flinders Palaeontology researchers to identify and describe fossils.

In the decades since, the vertebrate collection has grown considerably in scale, and is constantly expanding. We are are in the process of entering the entire collection in a database. You can browse the current list of registered specimens here.

The collection is accessible by appointment. For inquiries, please email the FUVC Collection Manager, Lisa Nink, at: fuplcollections [AT] gmail.com

Kangaroo skulls (Photo: Jacob Blokland)
Selection of birds (Photo: Lisa Nink)