Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Curator: John E. Heyning, Ph.D.,
Deputy Director of Research and Collections and Curator of Mammals
Curator of Terrestrial Mammals
Collection Manager, section of Mammals
Phone: (213) 763 3400
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County holds more than 33 million specimens, artifacts, and objects in its collections. The collections have scientific and cultural values and content that make them one of the nation's most important animal, mineral, fossil and anthropological collections. The collections support programs and research in Anthropology, Botany, Geology, History, and Zoology. Overall, the collections are the fourth largest in the US.
The Section of Mammals houses approximately 95,700 research specimens ranging in size from shrews to whales. The marine mammal component of the collection is ranked second in the world.
Its collection of marmots consists of 46 specimens representing 3 identified species of American Marmots.
Data obtained by courtesy of Jim DINES.
Marmot collection mainly consists of skulls, skeletons and skins.