Museum of Texas Tech University Mammalogy Collection (TTU-M)

The Museum of Texas Tech University's Natural Science Research Laboratory Mammal Collection has mammal specimens from Texas, the southwestern U.S, and many other countries, such as Ecuador, Honduras, former Yugoslavia, Paraguay, Mexico, Ukraine, and Peru. Nearly 80 percent of the specimens are in the form of dried skin and/or skull and skeletal material preparations, while the rest are fluid-preserved. Many specimens, particularly those collected after the mid-1970s, have corresponding frozen tissue samples as well.

Administrative, Technical point of contact: Heath Garner,, 806-742-2486 (ORCID #: 0009-0002-2912-9281)
Administrative Point of Contact: Robert D. Bradley,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 11 January 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Texas Tech University
Collection Statistics
  • 153,743 specimen records
  • 85,024 (55%) georeferenced
  • 82,965 (54%) identified to species
  • 103 families
  • 490 genera
  • 1,119 species
  • 1,307 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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