Exploring the utility of taxidermy Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii) as a historical record

Matthew O'Connell

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Historical knowledge is fundamental for the conservation and management of priority species and landscapes, yet such knowledge remains scant for many of these species and
landscapes. Historic biological specimens in the form of preserved animals or their parts, constitute a high-value form of primary evidence on past environmental conditions and biology. Beyond specimens in formal museum holdings, biological archives can be enriched by accessing non-traditional supply chains. This thesis presents a new perspective on Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii [Mitchell, 1838]) — a large, long lived and vulnerable Australian freshwater fish.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Humphries, Paul, Principal Supervisor
  • Bond, Jen, Co-Supervisor
  • McCasker, Nicole, Co-Supervisor
  • Spennemann, Dirk, Co-Supervisor
  • Kopf, Keller, Co-Supervisor
Award date05 Jul 2021
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2021


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