Systematics/Phylogeny

Video: Cloud Rat

 Philippine researcher Danny Balete and Curator of Mammals Larry Heaney have been working together in the Phillipines for many years. Join Danny and Larry as they look at a cloud rat specimen that was collected in the late 1940's and explain the value of having such specimens in the collection. Thanks to Danny and Larry's research, new species of mammals are still being discovered in the Philippines and new conservation initiatives are taking place.

Video: Meet Kipunji

The Kipunji is an enigmatic primate that was discovered by scientists in 2005. Its discovery not only meant a new species to science but the description of a new genus of African monkey. The mammal collection at The Field Museum has the only specimen of this species and Bill Stanley the Negaunee Collection Manager is in charge of taking care of it. Join Bill in this intriguing story and learn why the Kipunji is so special.

Subscribe to RSS - Systematics/Phylogeny