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Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Mammal Collection

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The mammal collections at The Field Museum were founded in 1893, in the wake of the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and have grown into one of the world's premier resources for the study of mammalian evolution. Over its history the collection has had the names Field Columbian Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Natural History Museum, and again Field Museum of Natural History. Collections of Recent mammals number more than 212,000 specimens (plus ca. 1500 being processed) and 550 primary types. Each category ranks it among the largest mammal collections in the world. Although the collections are unique, encyclopedic, and worldwide in scope, those from the Philippines, Peru, Chile, Madagascar, Tanzania, Egypt, and Iran are among the world's very best.

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Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
The Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203
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Bill Stanley
Negaunee Collection Manager
The Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States
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Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
The Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL United States 3126657203

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Jul 6, 2012

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Jul 10, 2012

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