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UMZC Zoological Specimens

Specimen Records: 65,917
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-03-17

The University Museum of Zoology in Cambridge contains collections that rival those of the major university museums world-wide. They were designated in 1998 as being of outstanding historical and international importance. Much of the Museum’s material derives from the great collecting expeditions of the 19th century, which provided the first documentation of the fauna in many parts of the globe. The collections therefore provide essential baseline data against which to assess the current distribution and status of species, particularly in the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, South-East Asia, and the oceanic islands. The collections include individual specimens of exceptional historical significance including fine examples of the Dodo and Great Auk, skins of the extinct Tasmanian Wolf and many of Darwin’s specimens, some of which were collected from his voyage on the Beagle, and from his time studying at the University of Cambridge. Continuing research in the Museum provides a major source of new accessions. Recent examples include fossils of the earliest land vertebrates, molluscs from the excavation of the Channel Tunnel, which document climactic change in Europe over the past 10,000 years, and a rich variety of invertebrate fauna from the Seychelles.

Contacts

Name Mathew Lowe
RoleCollections Manager
Emailmwl34@cam.ac.uk
Name Mathew Lowe
RoleCollections Manager
Emailmwl34@cam.ac.uk
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Mathew Lowe
RoleCollections Manager
Emailmwl34@cam.ac.uk
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FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
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