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UConn Mammals

Specimen Records: 9,889
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-01-08

The diversity and size of this collection is primarily creditable to the late Ralph Wetzel. The collection grew as a consequence of Dr. Wetzel`s NSF-supported program on the mammals of Paraguay. One particularly exciting and notable result of this project was the rediscovery of the Chacoan peccary (Catagonus wagneri), once thought to be extinct. Wetzel later extended his collections to several other South American countries. As a result, our collection includes many South American marsupials, canids, and rodents. We believe that this collection ranks among the top 5 in the world with respect to South American cats (many of the species included are now considered to be endangered or at risk), and among the top 10 in its coverage of South American mammals. The second most important geographic emphasis of this collection is North America with extensive series of a wide diversity of North American mammal species. Of particular note are 200 bobcat skulls, 503 domesticated and feral pig skulls, 752 river otter skulls, and 1600 fisher skulls. Taxonomic coverage of the New England fauna is very good. The collection includes moderate representation of mammals from other regions of the world, most notably from Lebanon, Iraq, Turkistan, England, and Germany (reflecting the interests of previous students).

Contacts

Name Susan Hochgraf
RoleVertebrate Collections Manager
Emailsusan.hochgraf@uconn.edu
Name Susan Hochgraf
RoleVertebrate Collections Manager
Emailsusan.hochgraf@uconn.edu
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FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
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