In response to the ongoing events associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, suspension of non-essential UMMZ operations has been extended. This includes access to the collections via scientific visits or outgoing loans. Please also do not ship any specimens (gifts, exchange, loan returns, etc.) to the museum at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.
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.