Middlebury College Vertebrate Collection (MIDD)

The Middlebury College Vertebrate Collection holds over 1,000 specimens of birds, mammals, fishes, amphibians and reptiles, with a geographical focus on Vermont. Our bird collection includes over 300 birds collected between 1886 and 1890 in Vermont as well as some recent ones. Most bird specimens are skins and taxidermy mounts, but we also own a few boxes of eggs dating back to the 1800s. Our mammal collection includes skins, skulls, bones and taxidermy mounts, mostly collected between 1940 and 1980 in Vermont, Florida, New York and several other states. Most of our fishes, amphibians and reptiles are fluid-preserved teaching specimens, collected in the 1990s in the Addison County, Vermont.

Contacts: Alexis Mychajliw, amychajliw@middlebury.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 048f414d-247b-48ab-9b66-75721a9444f7
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 508 specimen records
  • 61 (12%) georeferenced
  • 451 (89%) identified to species
  • 45 families
  • 105 genera
  • 146 species
  • 148 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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