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Division of Mammals

The Mammal Division of the Museum of Zoology was established in 1837, and has grown steadily to its current size, with over 150,000 specimens. An important feature of the mammal collection at the Museum of Zoology is our emphasis on non-traditional specimens; that is, preparations that go beyond or replace the traditional skin and skull. Our fluid collection numbers over 15,000 specimens.

Division News

Local Middle School Visits Mammal Collections

Forty-one students and their teachers from St. Damian Middle School recently visited the UMMZ Mammal Division as part of a fieldtrip to the UM Museum of Natural History.

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Animal Diversity Web mobile app released

The Animal Diversity Web announces a beautiful, informative set of interactive pocket guides for Great Lakes parks, zoos, and museums. Each guide includes information on wildlife, visiting the park, zoo, or museum, and trails that guide you in exploring the natural features of each place.

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Recent Publications

 

The uncharacterized gene 1700093K21Rik and flanking regions are correlated with reproductive isolation in the house mouse, Mus musculus

D. H. Kass, V. Janousek, L. Wang, and P. K. Tucker

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