The Mammal Collection contains over 25,000 specimens including skins and skeletons. Its main geographic coverage is Arizona and Sonora but there is also broad, worldwide representation at the family level. This is the largest mammal collection in the state, and it has ranked 21st in size among all North American collections of Recent mammals. The Mammal Collection was built by several individuals starting with Herbert Brown around the turn of the century. In particular, Emeritus Professor Lendell Cockrum was its main developer and he continues to be actively interested in the collection. Dr. Yar Petryszyn recently retired as Collection Manager. Dr. Michael Nachman is the Curator of Mammalogy.

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Questions concerning the collection should be directed to:

Dr. Michael Nachman
Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Biosciences West Bldg.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: 520 626-4595
Fax: 520 621-9190


Please contact Dr. Peter Reinthal, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of Arizona, with questions regarding the collections or this website., (520) 621-7518 All contents copyright : 2006 The University of Arizona Museum of Natural History. Photographs copyright 2006: Alex Badyaev. Website design by: GC Greene & Alex Badyaev 2006