Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum


This website is created by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) at the National University of Singapore, to provide a searchable digital database of Singapore’s natural heritage, i.e., its flora, fauna and natural habitats. The initial funding for creating the digital nature archive (DNA) is sponsored by the Care-For-Nature Trust Fund of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. RMBR maintains and update the database, with supports from the National Parks Board.

Our objectives:

  • To provide a free online searchable digital database on natural history, for use by students, educators, general public, conservationists and scientists
  • To sort, catalogue and systematically archive the vast treasury of wildlife images, nature places and people from Singapore through
    • slides and print images
    • digital images
    • historical photographs (e.g. from retired university professors, natural historians, experienced photographers, old local books, etc.)
    • video clips and sound clips
  • Provide information on species status, habitats and general biology
  • Permit student to student transfer of knowledge and information through their involvement in collecting more digital images, thereby ensuring the continued building of the database resource.
  • Make Singapore a centre for nature education using IT.


Featured Organism

Mortonagrion falcatum

Hooked Midget
The colour pattern of this species is quite similar to that of Mortonagrion arthuri. The male has greenish blue stripes on a black thorax and a blue mark on abdominal segment eight. Unlike M. arthuri, the superior appendages of M. falcatum are strongly down-curved. The female is slightly larger and more robust. It has blue stripes on its reddish brown thorax. In males, the hindwing is 10 to 12 mm in length and the total body length is 21 mm.



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