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Central Michigan University Museum of Cultural and Natural History Mammal Collection (MCNH-Mammals)

The Natural History collections at Central Michigan University's Museum of Cultural and Natural History consist of a wide range of representative species typically found in the Great Lakes region. The collection consists predominantly of Michigan vertebrates, with smaller invertebrate collections representation, amassed over the last 50 years. The vertebrate component consists of representative mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish, while the majority of the invertebrate collections are insects. These collections support the educational and research efforts of CMU students and faculty members, as well as any interested researchers. The mammal collection includes nearly all currently recognized species from Michigan, as well as complimentary species from throughout the United States. Most specimens are prepared as study skins, but there are several taxidermied mounts and skeletons available for examination
Contact: Kirsten Nicholson (nicho2ke@cmich.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 7e623485-88fc-44ae-8934-cd4810b635bd
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Collection Statistics:
  • 10 specimen records
  • 10 (100%) georeferenced
  • 7 (70%) identified to species
  • 4 families
  • 4 genera
  • 4 species
  • 4 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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