University of Arizona Mammal Collection (UA-Mammals)

The Mammal Collection contains over 25,000 specimens including skins and skeletons. Its main geographic coverage is Arizona and Sonora but there is also broad, worldwide representation at the family level. This is the largest mammal collection in the state, and it has ranked 21st in size among all North American collections of Recent mammals. The Mammal Collection was built by several individuals starting with Herbert Brown around the turn of the century. In particular, Emeritus Professor Lendell Cockrum was its main developer and he continues to be actively interested in the collection. Dr. Michael Nachman is the Curator of Mammalogy and Dr. Yar Petryszyn is Collection Manager.

Contacts: Yar Petryszyn,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: adb8475a-bf74-4369-8085-769cc25e8404
Digital Metadata: EML File
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona   85721
(520) 621-7291
Collection Statistics
  • 28,295 specimen records
  • 27,601 (98%) georeferenced
  • 98 families
  • 3 genera
Extra Statistics