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Museum Mission

The mission of the Vertebrate Wildlife Museum
is to support teaching, research, and service
in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology
at New Mexico State University and to preserve
scientific and educational specimens and their inherent
data.  As part of this mission, the Vertebrate Wildlife
Museum is a member of the NMSU
Center for Natural History Collections
, which functions
to promote natural history museums on the
NMSU campus.

Museum Collections

The museum collections consists of approximately 800 lots of fishes, 200 specimens of amphibians and reptiles, 1,900 specimens of birds, and 3,000 specimens of mammals.


Contact information for Dr. Jennifer K. FreyEmail: jfrey@nmsu.edu