INHS Collections Data

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

The Illinois Natural History Survey Mammal Collection contains over 30,000 lots of specimens, from over 39,000 individuals, with over 58,000 preparations. Specimens are from over 170 species from 35 families, and preparations include skins, skulls, skeletons, frozen tissue, hair, fluid, and photos. These specimens are primarily used for research and as comparative material to identify specimens brought to the Survey. Most of the specimens are from Illinois and surrounding Midwestern states.

Curator: Max Allen,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 May 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page:
Cite this collection:
Illinois Natural History Survey - Mammal Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 287d85a4-2679-4792-b772-53cc32d2d194) accessed via the INHS Collections Data Portal,, 2024-05-25).
Collection Statistics
  • 30,600 specimen records
  • 474 (2%) georeferenced
  • 2 (0.01%) with images (2 total images)
  • 23,482 (77%) identified to species
  • 35 families
  • 109 genera
  • 172 species
  • 345 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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