MSUM Ichthyology and Herpetology Collections
The Michigan State University Museum (MSUM) Ichthyology Research Collection includes 7,100 lots containing over 36,100 marine and freshwater specimens. Of the freshwater holdings, more than half are from Michigan, among them 1,100 specimens collected from the Red Cedar River, which flows through campus. Additional noteworthy series were collected in Ecuador, Mexico, and India. Both fluid-preserved specimens and skeletons (over 1,200) are represented.<br><br> The Michigan State University Museum (MSUM) Herpetology Research Collection includes over 18,600 reptile and amphibian specimens representing Michigan, Mexico, South America, Africa, and Australia. The collection includes fluid-preserved specimens, tanned skins, and over 4,600 skeletons.
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