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Academic Cooperation Agreements between the Queensland Museum, Brisbane (Australia),

10.11.2010

Academic Cooperation Agreements between the Queensland Museum, Brisbane (Australia),the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences & GeoBio-Genter of the LMU, and the Bavarian Natural History Collections have been signed in summer. The agreement aims for deeper academic cooperation, staff and sample exchange between the institutions. The Biodiversity and Geoscience collections of the Queensland Museum are among the largest and most significant in the southern hemisphere. The Geoscience collection currently consists of over 7 million fossil specimens, 55,000 geological samples, 27,000 mineral samples, and type specimen holdings of nearly 10,000 primary types. The Biodiversity collection presently consists of several millions of specimens with just over 700,000 specimens registered on a computer database. It includes: about 2.5 million specimens or specimen lots of the living fauna an irreplaceable collection of over 34,000 type specimens (primary and secondary types), of the living animal species from Queensland and adjacent Indo-Pacific regions. (See for more details http://www.qm.qld.gov.au)