University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

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The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (UMMZ) is the center for the study of animal diversity on campus, focusing on the evolutionary origins of the planet’s animal species, the genetic information they contain and the communities and ecosystems they help form. Now an integral part of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), the UMMZ houses world-class collections, containing more than 15 million specimens, span almost 200 years of regional and global biodiversity studies and that support a multi-faceted Departmental research and teaching program.