Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Data Access
University of California, Berkeley

The MVZ specimen database has moved to

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This site provides access to specimen data and archival materials in the collections of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), University of California, Berkeley. MVZ data records may be used by individual researchers or research groups, but they may not be repackaged, resold, or redistributed in any form without the express written consent of a curatorial staff member of the MVZ. Likewise, photographic images, field notebook pages, and other archival materials may be reprinted and distributed for non-commercial and research or educational purposes only, and shall not be used for resale.

Specimen data are refreshed weekly. Although we are constantly updating our database, outdated taxonomic names, mistaken specimen identifications, and erroneous localities inevitably occur. We urge investigators to verify all data by direct examination of the specimens, and we appreciate notification of discrepancies.

The Regents of the University of California hold all rights, title and interest in specimens and archival materials in the MVZ collections. If any of these data or materials are used in an analysis or report, the original provenance must be acknowledged and the MVZ notified. The Museum should be acknowledged as "Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley." The MVZ and its staff are not responsible for damages, injury or loss due to the use of these data.

If you have questions or comments about this site, send an email to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.