NMNH Mammals

The Division of Mammals National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution houses and maintains the world s largest mammal collection with over 600 000 specimens The taxonomic and geographic scope of the USNM acronym derived from our former name United States National Museum mammal collection spans the globe with especially strong representation from North America Central America northern South America Africa and southeast Asia The research value of this collection to mammalogists is evidenced by the 3500 primary type specimens preserved a number exceeded only by The Natural History Museum London https collections nmnh si edu search mammals


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