Museum Collections and Contacts

Birds | Mammals | Herps | Fish | Invertebrates | Contacts

The UNC Ornithology collection

Our collection includes approximately 1700 specimens. Most are species native to Colorado, but the collection also houses some specimens from around the world, including over 550 hummingbird skins collected prior to 1907.

Ornithology web sites

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The UNC Mammalogy collection

The museum houses about 1500 mammal specimens, most collected in the Western United States.

Mammal web sites

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The UNC Herpetology collection

Our collection includes approximately 1700 specimens, the majority of which are reptiles. Snakes
of the Rocky Mountain West are especially well-represented.

Herpetology websites

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The UNC Osteichthyes & Chondrichthys collections

We have a teaching collection of Colorado fishes.

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The UNC invertebrate collections

Our mollusk shell collection includes over 800 lots with global diversity. Other invertebrates are represented in our teaching collection.

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Contacts

For more information, please contact one of the museum curators:

Dr. Lauryn Benedict

Dr. Stephen Mackessy