MCNH Museum of Cultural and Natural History Amphibian Collection

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The Natural History collections at Central Michigan University’s Museum of Cultural and Natural History consist of a wide range of representative species typically found in the Great Lakes region. The collection consists predominantly of Michigan vertebrates, with smaller invertebrate collections representation, amassed over the last 50 years. The vertebrate component consists of representative mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish, while the majority of the invertebrate collections are insects. These collections support the educational and research efforts of CMU students and faculty members, as well as any interested researchers. The mammal collection includes nearly all currently recognized species from Michigan, as well as complimentary species from throughout the United States. Most specimens are prepared as study skins, but there are several taxidermied mounts and skeletons available for examination.

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Museum of Cultural and Natural History Mammals Collection (MCNH)


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Occurrence; Specimen


Kirsten E. Nicholson
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curator of Natural History
Museum of Cultural and Natural History
103 Rowe Hall, Central Michigan University
48859 Mount Pleasant
+01 989-774-3176
Joanna McCaffrey
  • Programmer
Biodiversity Informatics Manager

Geographic Coverage

The collection consists primarily of Michigan specimens.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.47, -89.98], North East [47.73, -82.29]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order Caudata, Anura
Family Ambystomidae, Ascaphidae, Bufonidae, Hylidae, Leptodactylidae, Microhylidae, Pipidae, Plethodontidae, Proteidae, Ranidae, Salamandridae, Scaphiopodidae, Sirenidae

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 69cfc2db-6fc5-4fdb-886c-5c393dc252eb