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Zoology Data Search

The Queensland Museum holds a significant electronic database associated with its zoological collections. This database includes taxonomic and locality data for living and fossil faunas throughout Queensland as well as other areas in the Indo-west Pacific. This database can be searched and the data provided to you for specific purposes to which you agree by accepting these Terms and Conditions. Only areas between two latitudes and longitudes (in degrees and minutes) can be searched. We are unable to search for rare or threatened species only, unless you provide a list of species, nor can we indicate the status of species listed in the search result. Search results are e-mailed to the person nominated below in an ASCII tab-delimited file. Output coordinates are in degrees and minutes and the datum AGD66 is used.

Fees: $50 per search or 33c per record, whichever is greater. A search is ONE of the animal groups listed below from ONE area. Once the search results have been sent to you, an invoice will follow detailing methods of payment. We are happy to supply quotes before sending the data, if required.

To access the information, fill in the form below and click the Submit my Data Request button.

Data Search Request Form

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* in degrees and minutes, rounded to the nearest full minute


Additional information
Terms & conditions
  1. Queensland Museum and its staff cannot be held responsible for errors in the data they provide.
  2. Queensland Museum and its staff have provided data in the format you specified and are not responsible for subsequent problems.
  3. Queensland Museum and its staff provide data exclusively for use by you and only you; it cannot be copied or transferred in any form to others without the written permission of the Queensland Museum Board or its representative.
  4. Queensland Museum and its staff may provide upgrades for a small charge on request, but upgrades are not obligatory.
  5. In order to access this Service, you may be required to provide information about yourself (such as identification or contact details) as part of the registration process for the Service, or as part of your continued use of the Service. You agree that any registration information you give to Queensland Museum will always be accurate, correct and up to date.
  6. You agree to use the Service only for purposes that are permitted by (a) the Terms, (b) the purpose you stated when registering for this Service, and (c) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions (including any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from Australia or other relevant countries).
  7. You agree not to access (or attempt to access) the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Queensland Museum, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Queensland Museum. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) the Service through any automated means (including use of scripts or web crawlers).
  8. You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Service (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Service).
  9. Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with Queensland Museum, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Service for any purpose.
  10. You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Queensland Museum has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under the Terms and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which Queensland Museum may suffer) of any such breach.
  11. For information about Queensland Museum's data protection practices, please read Queensland Museum's privacy policy at This policy explains how Queensland Museum treats your personal information, and protects your privacy, when you use the Service.
  12. You agree to the use of your data in accordance with Queensland Museum's privacy policies.
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QM contacts, for further information
Terrestrial Vertebrates:
Amphibians and Reptiles: Andrew Amey Phone: 07 3153 4430
Birds and Mammals: Heather Janetzki Phone: 07 3153 4426
Fish: Jeff Johnson Phone: 07 3153 4431
Crustacea: Darryl Potter Phone: 07 3153 4435
General Fax No.: 07 3846 1226