The Australian Museum has an international reputation in the fields of natural history and indigenous studies research, community programs and exhibitions. The Museum was established in 1827 and is Australia's first museum, with unique and extensive collections of natural science and cultural artifacts. The Australian Museum provides data to the Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM) and from there to OBIS Australia and OBIS.
Data from the Australian Museum has not been verified or checked in a systematic way. Data is often sourced from specimen labels, particularly for old museum specimens and inaccuracy is often due to this fact.
Data supplied to OBIS by the Australian Museum is freely accessible by the public. The data supplied may not represent the total holdings of the Museum as data about incompletely identified specimens, manuscript names and specimens where a georeference cannot be calculated have normally been withheld from publication.
Data users should acknowledge the Australian Museum and also OZCAM, Australia's Fauna.
Acknowledge the use of specific records from the Australian museum in the form appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of the OBIS facility.
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