MSUM Ichthyology and Herpetology Col…

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MSUM Ichthyology and Herpetology Collections

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The Michigan State University Museum (MSUM) Ichthyology Research Collection includes 7,100 lots containing over 36,100 marine and freshwater specimens. Of the freshwater holdings, more than half are from Michigan, among them 1,100 specimens collected from the Red Cedar River, which flows through campus. Additional noteworthy series were collected in Ecuador, Mexico, and India. Both fluid-preserved specimens and skeletons (over 1,200) are represented.

The Michigan State University Museum (MSUM) Herpetology Research Collection includes over 18,600 reptile and amphibian specimens representing Michigan, Mexico, South America, Africa, and Australia. The collection includes fluid-preserved specimens, tanned skins, and over 4,600 skeletons.

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Administrative contact
Laura Abraczinskas
Collections Manager
Michigan State University Museum 409 West Circle Drive 48824 East Lansing MI United States +01 517-355-1290
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Laura Abraczinskas
Collections Manager
Michigan State University Museum 409 West Circle Drive 48824 East Lansing MI United States +01 517-355-1290
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Laura Abraczinskas
Collections Manager
Michigan State University Museum 409 West Circle Drive 48824 East Lansing MI United States +01 517-355-1290

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Jun 25, 2014

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Apr 3, 2007

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Of the freshwater holdings, more than half are from Michigan, among them 1,100 specimens collected from the Red Cedar River, which flows through campus. Additional noteworthy series were collected in Ecuador, Mexico, and India.

Herpetology holdings represent Michigan, Mexico, South America, Africa, and Australia.

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Administrative contact
Michael Gottfried
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Ichthyology, and Herpetology
Michigan State University Museum 409 West Circle Drive 48824 East Lansing MI United States +01 517-432-7445
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John Wieczorek
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Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
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David Bloom
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