Mammalogy has extensive historical collections from Central America, Mexico and the southeast, central and western regions of the United States, as well as Alaska. Most of the collection consists of nicely prepared skins, skulls and complete skeletons, with most recent specimens accompanied by tissues. There is broad taxonomic coverage, including important holdings of Central and South American marsupials, insectivores, bats and rodents; Holarctic shrews, microtines and squirrels; and North American bats, insectivores, carnivores, rodents and lagomorphs. Recent additions include outstanding collections from the Philippines and New Guinea. We anticipate continuing to maintain our strengths in these geographic regions, emphasizing bats, rodents, and insectivores. These are our current taxonomic strengths.

Number of Specimens: 
169,000 specimens
Research Strengths: 
conservation of Latin American mammals; population ecology, host-parasite relationships, and disease ecology of mammals of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains; historical biogeography and evolution of Southeast Asian bats and insectivores; and phylogeography of Pacific Northwest mammals