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USGS Biological Surveys Collection, Albuquerque

    September 2010

    - List of publications that cite or use specimens in the USGS Biological Surveys Collections are now available on our Publications link.


    February 2010

    - Completed integrating 32% of USGS dry specimens of mammals (approximately 6,800 specimens) into the MSB Division of Mammals.

    January 2009

    - USGS fishes (265,000 specimens or 4,683 lots) integrated into the MSB Division of Fishes.

    June 2008

    - USGS amphibians and reptiles (12,530 specimens) integrated into the MSB Division of Amphibians and Reptiles.

    March 2008

    - Completed integration of Federal specimens of amphibians (34%) into the MSB Division of Amphibians and Reptiles.

    February 2008

    - Catalogued a large collection of reptiles (3,520) from the Nevada Test Site, collected 1965-1972.


    May 2006

    - Co-hosted the annual meeting of SPNHC-NSCA in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    April 2006

    - USGS Curator Michael A. Bogan retires after 33 years of Federal Service with FWS, NBS, and USGS, and continues service as Curator Emeritus.

M. Bogan in Utah, A.Raniszewski and S.Manor integrating herps © C.Ramotnik, Nevada Test Site map © DOE