The Mammals Collection at The Field Museum contains more than 230,000 preserved specimens representing all orders and all but one extant family (the monotypic bat family Craseonycteridae) and is worldwide in scope, with strong geographic representation from the Neotropics, Afrotropics, Indo-Malay, Nearctic, and Palearctic regions.
If you are interested in visiting the collection, loaning specimens, or requesting tissues, please select and fill out the appropriate form below and email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resident staff support an active program of research, curation, and education with assistance from honorary associates, students, and volunteers. We currently pursue research programs in Africa (including Madagascar), Asia, North America, and South America in active collaboration with colleagues in each of those areas. Our research often results in the discovery of new species, generates new information on the ecology and evolution of mammalian biodiversity, and leads to more effective protection of threatened species.
Software and Digital Products
- Mammals, Birds, and Parasites Over an Elevational Gradient in Southeastern Peru A website describing the NSF-funded biodiversity surveys of Manu National Park in Peru, led by Bruce Patterson and Douglas Stotz.
- Vanishing Treasures of the Philippine Rain Forest An Internet adaptation of the book by the same name, written by Larry Heaney and Jacinto Regalado.
- Synopsis of Philippine Mammals An Internet adaptation of Fieldiana, Zoology, New Series, No. 88 (1998) by Larry Heaney and colleagues.
- Mammals of Tanzania An interactive key in English and Swahili to the Mammals of Tanzania by Bill Stanley.
- Expeditions@Field Museum
Virtual tours with:
- Bill Stanley on the Division's collections (2003)
- Bruce Patterson on woodland lions in Kenya (2005)
- Larry Heaney on Philippine small mammals (2007)