Species names are important, and much like the species they refer to, names often change over time, too. Taxonomists have been struggling to keep track of them all since the origins of natural history. Binomial nomenclature, the standardized way in which scientists name species, was a major breakthrough. Read more about Video: What's in a Name?
This search allows you to explore all of Field Museum's Division of Fishes recorded collection localities. With more than 1.7 million cataloged and uncataloged specimens in approximately 130,000 lots, our worldwide collections receive heavy use by US and international visitors and borrowers. If you are through searching this database, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or requests.Learn more about Fishes Collection Localities
This search allows you to explore Field Museum's Bird Division main collection of skin, skeleton, and spirit specimens. With more than 500,000 data-rich specimens, our worldwide collections receive heavy use by US and international visitors and borrowers.Learn more about Bird Specimen Collection