INHS Collections Data

Illinois Natural History Survey - Mammal Collection (INHS-MAMMALS)

The Illinois Natural History Survey Mammal Collection contains 15,418 catalogued lots (skins and skulls combined) of 157 species from 25 families. These specimens are primarily used as comparative material to identify specimens brought to the Survey. Just over half (51%) of the specimens are from Illinois and many were collected between 1930 and 1950 in Illinois and surrounding states.
Contacts: Max Allen,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 287d85a4-2679-4792-b772-53cc32d2d194
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
Illinois Natural History Survey - Mammal Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 287d85a4-2679-4792-b772-53cc32d2d194) accessed via the INHS Collections Data Portal,, 2023-05-30).
Collection Statistics
  • 22,429 specimen records
  • 474 (2%) georeferenced
  • 17 families
  • 107 genera
  • 169 species
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