LSUMZ Mammals Collection

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LSUMZ Mammals Collection

Description

The mammal collection (current holdings more than 37,000 specimens) is the largest of its kind in the Central Gulf region and among the 20 largest in the nation. The collection contains 23 holotypes (specimens representing species new to science).

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Jake Esselstyn
Curator
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science
119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge LA United States +01 225-578-3083
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Jake Esselstyn
Curator
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science
119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge LA United States +01 225-578-3083
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Jake Esselstyn
Curator
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science
119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge LA United States +01 225-578-3083

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Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science

Publication Date

Oct 15, 2013

Registration Date

Apr 3, 2007

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Taxonomic Coverage

No other collection of mammals in the U.S. has a larger proportional representation of Neotropical species. Especially well represented are Neotropical bats, including rare species, such as Tomopeas ravus and Sciurillus pusillus from Peru, Mexican and Central American pocket gophers, including several specimens of the rare species, Zygogeomys trichopus, from Mexico, and rare South American mammal species, such as the giant armadillo, Priodontes maximus.

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Mammalia (mammals)

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More than half of the specimens in the collection come from Latin America.

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More than half of the specimens in the collection come from Latin America.

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