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MLZ Bird Collection (Arctos)

Specimen Records: 62,812
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2022-09-22

The Moore Laboratory of Zoology is located at Occidental College. The bird collection houses over 64,000 ornithological specimens. It is the largest Mexican bird collection in the world. The vast majority of the specimens are study skins (60,677), but the MLZ also contains 1,364 skeletons and 536 sets of nests and eggs. Robert T. Moore and his wife Margaret founded the MLZ in 1950, moving Moore’s personal collection from his Pasadena home to the building at Occidental College. Prominent collectors aside from Moore include Chester C. Lamb (who worked as Moore’s primary collector for decades and collected over 40,000 of the MLZ’s specimens), the Olalla Brothers and Sons, Mario del Toro Aviles, C.F. Underwood, J.T. Wright, and W.W. Brown. The collection continues its growth today with the addition of species from the western U.S. and Mexico.

Contacts

Name John McCormack
RoleDirector/Curator
Emailmccormack@oxy.edu
Name John McCormack
RoleDirector/Curator
Emailmccormack@oxy.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Dusty McDonald
RoleArctos Database Programmer
Emaildlmcdonald@alaska.edu
Name James Maley
RoleCollections Manager
Emailjmaley@oxy.edu
Name John McCormack
RoleDirector/Curator
Emailmccormack@oxy.edu
Name James Maley
RoleCollections Manager
Emailjmaley@oxy.edu
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