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.
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
The UMMZ Division of Fishes was pleased to host a workshop on identification of invasive fish species for members of the Law Enforcement Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) at the Varsity Drive collection facility.
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 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.
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.