SUI Vertebrate Collection
Ornithology: More than 31,000 birds (study skins or mounted), eggs, and nests. In 2015-2017 we are reorganizing and rehousing the entire collection under a National Science Foundation CSBR grant. Mammalogy: More than 5,000 study skins, skulls, skeletons, fluid-preserved specimens, and mounted specimens. Our collection includes specimens collected by John Bowles which were transferred from Central College. Other vertebrates: A small number of reptiles, fish, and amphibians.
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Ornithology and mammal collections global in coverage, with nearly complete series of North American birds, and including birds from Laysan Island, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Mammals primarily from North American Midwest, plus South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Small collection of fish and herps from locations scattered across the globe.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
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|Class||Aves (Birds), Mammalia (Mammals), Amphibia (Amphibians), Reptilia (Reptiles)|
|Living Time Period||c. 1860 to present|