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The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology serves as the nucleus for the study of animal diversity on campus, focusing on the evolutionary origins of the planet’s animal species, their genetic information and the ecosystems they form. UMMZ houses world-class collections that span almost 200 years of regional and global biodiversity supporting a multi-faceted research and teaching program.

Related Departments

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Herbarium

 

An Atlas of Michigan Fishes Sale!

bioinformatics

Recent Museum Visitors

Students: involved in the collections

Featured Publications

Dichopetala and new Related North American Genera

The genus Dichopetala Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 sensu Rehn and Hebard, 1914 is revised, with the description of 6 new genera and 14 new species. (more)

Authors: T. J. Cohn (posthumous), D.R. Swanson, and P. Fontana

Publisher: University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Date: 1/7/2014


News & Events

UMMZ staff honored with well-deserved LSA Outstanding Team Award

The exemplary staff of the University of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology was honored with the College of LSA Outstanding Team Award at a special ceremony recently.

Behind the Scenes Day 2015

Behind the Scenes Day is a rare opportunity to see collections at the four museums of the Ruthven Museums Building: the Museums of Anthropological Archaeology, Natural History, Paleontology, and Zoology. Visitors were welcomed into collections areas, research laboratories, exhibit preparation areas, and other spaces not usually open to the public.

Doug Nelson featured in Brazilian Society of Ichthyologists Bulletin

The Brazilian Society of Ichthyologist Bulletin features an interview with Doug Nelson, collections manager for the Museum of Zoology’s Fish Division at the University of Michigan. The article is written by Andréa Thomaz, a U-M graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology.

 

Please Note: The Museum of Zoology is a research facility. It is not usually open to the public. Please refer to the Museum of Natural History website if you wish to visit.