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Zoology

 

The University’s Zoology Collection features about 13,500 specimens, plus a small collection of related scientific instruments. Many of these are displayed in the Bell Pettigrew Museum. The specimens represent the 36 phyla. The phylum Chordata, which includes fishes, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals, is particularly well represented. Highlights of the collection include several rare or extinct species; birds from the collection of the great naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace; and fossil fish from Dura Den.