LSUMZ Mammals Collection
The mammal collection (current holdings more than 37,000 specimens) is the largest of its kind in the Central Gulf region and among the 20 largest in the nation. The collection contains 23 holotypes (specimens representing species new to science).
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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.