University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

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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



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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

News from the Matuwa!

Dan Rabosky Article News from Down Under! Dan Rabosky and Alison Davis Rabosky's reptilian research in the biodiversity hotspot of Matuwa is featured in the Kalgoorlie Miner.

Life with Dead Birds blog is “for all your bird-nerdy questions”

The Life with Dead Birds blog describes itself thus: A Bird Division rookie at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology tells of amazing science, weird collection objects, and why she’s constantly picking up dead things.


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.