Museum Collections and Contacts
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
The museum houses about 1500 mammal specimens, most collected in the Western United States.
Mammal web sites
Our collection includes approximately 1700 specimens, the majority of which are reptiles. Snakes
of the Rocky Mountain West are especially well-represented.
- General information and more links
- American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
- Society for the Study of Amphibians & Reptiles
We have a teaching collection of Colorado fishes.
Our mollusk shell collection includes over 800 lots with global diversity. Other invertebrates are represented in our teaching collection.
For more information, please contact one of the museum curators:
Dr. Lauryn Benedict
- 970-351-3364 (Tel)
Dr. Stephen Mackessy
- 970-351-2429 (Tel)