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 Fish Division of the University of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology hosted two workshops dealing with identification of invasive and potentially invasive fish species on April 4-5, 2016 at the Varsity Drive collections facility.
EEB and UMMZ graduate student Andréa Thomaz has been selected to receive the prestigious Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. Thomaz’s advisor is Professor Lacey Knowles.
Researchers on a trip to the Himilayas noticed distinct differences in the songs of a local thrush. They wondered if these differences meant the thrush was actually two species. Unable to collect birds locally, they contacted the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology and Janet Hinshaw to provide DNA samples from the museum's extensive bird collection.
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