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Division of Mammals


The Mammal Division of the Museum of Zoology was established in 1837, and has grown steadily to its current size, with over 150,000 specimens. An important feature of the mammal collection at the Museum of Zoology is our emphasis on non-traditional specimens; that is, preparations that go beyond or replace the traditional skin and skull. Our fluid collection numbers over 15,000 specimens.

Recent Publications

A Prolegomenon to the Systematics of South American Cottontail Rabbits (Mammalia, Lagomorpha, Leporidae: Sylvilagus): Designation of a Neotype for S. brasiliensis (Linnaeus, 1758), and Restoration of S. andinus (Thomas, 1897) and S. tapetillus Thomas, 1913.

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Research Feature

Michigan ZoomIN

Michigan ZoomIN, was created by the Applied Wildlife Ecology (AWE) lab to involve the public with scientific research. One of our research goals is to study and understand spatial patterns in carnivores  as well as their prey throughout Michigan.  This tool allows us to accomplish this goal by engaging users to classify animals from our camera traps located in Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, Huron Mountain Club, and UMich Biological Station. 

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