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
- The Marine Mammal Center
- BIOSYS Internet Resource Guide for Mammals
- The American Society of Mammalogists
- The Hall of Mammals
- Endangered Species Act Information
Our collection includes approximately 1400 specimens, the majority of which are reptiles, particularly snakes
- General information and more links
- American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
- Society for the Study of Amphibians & Reptiles
- Declining amphibian populations task force
We have a teaching collection of Colorado fishes.
We have a teaching collection of invertebrate speciments, including a nice collection of mollusk shells.
For more information, please contact one of the museum curators:
Dr. Lauryn Benedict
- 970-351-3364 (Tel)
Dr. Stephen Mackessy
- 970-351-2429 (Tel)