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  • Natural History Collections Home | Natural History Collections
    teaching research and public outreach functions Our holdings emphasize flora and fauna from the arid southwest of North America especially Arizona and Sonora Mexico Collectively our holdings rank among the largest collections of Sonoran desert biota in the world The collections are organized into four units Fossil Plant Collections Lichen Herbarium Vascular Plant Herbarium Zoological Collections The Zoological Collections are in turn comprised of six major divisions Entomology Insects Herpetology

    Original URL path: http://nhc.asu.edu/ (2012-11-20)
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    SOLS PALEOBOTANY LABORATORY OF KATHLEEN PIGG PEOPLE IN THE LAB OUR RESEARCH PROJECTS CLASSES ASU FOSSIL PLANT COLLECTIONS LINKS This page recently updated September 1 2005 Contact K Pigg at

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  • ASU Vascular Plant Herbarium
    is the second largest in the Arid Southwest with over 280 000 specimens Our collection of Cactaceae is one of the best in the world being particularly rich in cytological vouchers Collections resulting from various floristic treatments in Arizona and Mexico make the ASU Vascular Plant Herbarium a unique and valuable resource Our primary mission is to facilitate research teaching and public outreach We are also concerned with documenting the

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  • Zoology Collections | Natural History Collections
    several animal taxa that are housed in 4000 sq ft of space in the A wing of the Life Sciences Building on the main campus of ASU The zoological collections present curator Anthony Gill was hired in mid 2003 These collections include birds reptiles and amphibians fish insects mammals and shells Home Our Mission Staff News Collections Entomology Insects Fossil Plants Herpetology Reptiles and Amphibians Ichthyology Fish Lichens AZ Macrofungi

    Original URL path: http://nhc.asu.edu/zoology (2012-11-20)
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  • Insect Collection | Natural History Collections
    in ethanol Registration and electronic databasing of the collection has been initiated but only a small percentage has been incorporated In addition an extensive reprint collection 10 file drawers is available to visiting researchers There is also a small study collection of representative insects for teaching and public outreach purposes To arrange a visit to the collection or for more information please contact the Curator Dr Nico Franz at nico

    Original URL path: http://nhc.asu.edu/zoology/insects (2012-11-20)
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  • Herpetology Collection | Natural History Collections
    and endangered southwestern species Specimens are primarily preserved in 70 ethanol and housed in jars and stainless steel tanks There is also a small collection of dried skeletons as well as an electronic image collection A paper catalog of all registered specimens is maintained though electronic databasing of the catalog is almost complete To arrange a visit to the collection or for more information please contact Thomas Dowling Interim Curator

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  • Fish Collection | Natural History Collections
    late Dr W L Minckley with continued growth through collecting activities by Drs P Marsh T Dowling The collection also serves as the repository for non game fish surveys by Arizona Department of Game and Fish It contains around 20 000 registered lots jars with multiple specimens and includes numerous threatened and endangered southwestern species Specimens are primarily preserved and housed in jars plastic buckets stainless steel and Nalgene coffins The fish skeletal collection is also noteworthy consisting of over 1 000 cleared and stained specimens of small fishes and over 100 dry skeletons The skeletal holdings and an associated tissue collection are currently being developed to increase phylogenetic coverage in order to allow research on higher relationships of fishes A paper catalog of all registered specimens is maintained though an electronic database is being developed A large teaching collection is maintained separately from the exclusive research material An extensive literature collection reports scientific reprints and ichthyological books of the late Dr W L Minckley consisting of 200 linear feet of shelf space is associated with the collection and available to visiting researchers To arrange a visit to the collection or for more information please contact Thomas Dowling Interim Curator

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  • Shell Collection | Natural History Collections
    are collections of Liguus Oxystyla land snails It includes extensive series from several tropical and subtropical areas including topotypical specimens of some species The collection is cataloged on paper In 2001 Charles Kazilek William Sharp used a scanning light microscope to photograph some of these specimens They exhibited the images in a show entitled Shells of the Desert You can find more of these fabulous images here To arrange a

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