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Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

Specimen Records: 2,180,160
Media Records: 463,053
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2022-12-06

The Museum of Comparative Zoology was founded in 1859 on the concept that collections are an integral and fundamental component of zoological research and teaching. This more than 150-year-old commitment remains a strong and proud tradition for the MCZ. The present-day MCZ contains over 21-million specimens in ten research collections which comprise one of the world's richest and most varied resources for studying the diversity of life. The museum serves as the primary repository for zoological specimens collected by past and present Harvard faculty-curators, staff and associates conducting research around the world. As a premier university museum and research institution, the specimens and their related data are available to researchers of the scientific and museum community.

Contacts

Name MCZ Harvard University
Rolenone
Emailnone
Name Paul J. Morris
RoleBiodiversity Informatics Manager
Emailbdim@oeb.harvard.edu
Name Paul J. Morris
RoleBiodiversity Informatics Manager
Emailmole@oeb.harvard.edu
Name Breda Zimkus
RoleActing Director of Collections Operations
Emailbzimkus@oeb.harvard.edu
Name Brendan Haley
RoleSenior Database Manager
Emailbhaley@oeb.harvard.edu
Name President and Fellows of Harvard College
RolePresident and Fellows
Emailnone
Name Brendan Haley
RoleSenior Database Manager
Emailbhaley@oeb.harvard.edu
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FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
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