Collection Information

COVID-19 Update: June 2021

The Mammalogy Collections continue to remain closed as of June 2021. Please check back here periodically for updates when the collections will reopen to visitors. We appreciate your continued understanding during this difficult time.

The scope of the collections is worldwide, with areas of particular strength including Australia and New Guinea (30,000 specimens), Central Asia (12,000 specimens), Central Africa (30,000 specimens), and South America (50,000 specimens). Today, the Department draws on these collections to support active research programs on mammalian diversity and evolution in groups such as bats, marsupials, and rodents from a wide range of countries including the Central African Republic, French Guiana, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, and Vietnam.