Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology is a natural history museum at the University of California, Berkeley. The museum was founded by philanthropist Annie Montague Alexander in 1908. Alexander recommended zoologist Joseph Grinnell as museum director, a position he held until his death in 1939.
|Location||University of California, Berkeley|
|Collection size||640,000+ specimens|
|Curator||Rauri Bowie (Birds),|
Jimmy A McGuire (Herpetology),
Eileen Lacey (Mammals)
|Website||Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Main Page|
It has one of the nation's largest research collections of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, and the largest collection of any university museum. The museum is located on the UC Berkeley campus, in the Valley Life Sciences Building, on the 3rd floor, entrance at room 3101.
- Museum of Vertebrate Zoology main page. Accessed Feb 5 2010
- UC Berkeley Interactive Map - Museum is in Valley Life Sciences Building (3rd floor)
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