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Australian Butterflies, Snakes, Frogs, Mammals and Lizards on the Web - The Victorian Fauna

Australian Butterflies, Snakes, Frogs, Mammals and Lizards on the Web - The Victorian Fauna

Bioinformatics is a Museum Victoria web site that provides public access to some of Victoria?s vertebrate and invertebrate biodiversity. The core of the web site is an enriched dataset that combines 236,085 faunal specimen records from the Museum's collections, the Victorian Government Wildlife Atlas, Parks Victoria and several private collections. Across time (the last 150 years to now) and space (from anywhere in Victoria to your suburb or district), the web site delivers a creative swirl of knowledge ranging from informed entertainment to serious science. The user can query about the name of an animal, find out when and where it occurs, what it eats, how it breeds and whether it is dangerous. It is also possible to find out about the ecological, conservation and protection status of Victoria?s biodiversity. All of this information is interwoven with rich imagery and sounds. Except for birds and fish, the present web site covers all species of Victorian vertebrates: Mammals - 139 species with 162,467 records; Lizards - 87 species with 16,819 records; Frogs - 34 species with 23,328 records; Snakes - 27 species with 2,332 records; together with Victorian butterflies - 143 species with 31,139 records.

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