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More than half of the specimens in the collection come from Latin America.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
No other collection of mammals in the U.S. has a larger proportional representation of Neotropical species. Especially well represented are Neotropical bats, including rare species, such as Tomopeas ravus and Sciurillus pusillus from Peru, Mexican and Central American pocket gophers, including several specimens of the rare species, Zygogeomys trichopus, from Mexico, and rare South American mammal species, such as the giant armadillo, Priodontes maximus.