zoology

Zoology

We’d like to introduce you to the four new species of African house bats
July 9, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s note: This blog post is a summation of “New Species of Scotophilus (Chiroptera: Vespertiliondae) from Sub-Saharan Africa,” written by HMNS Curator of Vertebrate Zoology Daniel M. Brooks and John W. Bickham, and published as a monograph in the Occasional Papers of the Museum at Texas Tech University. Sub-Saharan Africa is a hotbed of biological diversity. A […]

Working from zero: How exchange programs and scientific sleuthing fuel our Department of Vertebrate Zoology
December 23, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Our collection focus in the Department of Vertebrate Zoology is dictated by both our exhibits and current areas of research. We are heavily vested in birds and mammals (and herps to a lesser extent) from Texas (yeehaw!), Africa and Latin America, as well as globally threatened/endangered species that transcend political boundaries. Tightly correlated with this […]

Spotlight on Outreach: Embrace the oddballs with the Vertebrates version of HMNS’ Wildlife on Wheels
August 27, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

When you want to see a degu, an African Burrowing frog or an echidna, where do you go? You’re probably thinking the Zoo, or maybe on the National Geographic channel. So where do you go to touch a degu, an African Burrowing frog or an echidna? Would you believe . . . a natural science […]

Just another day at HMNS: Angry rattlesnakes, gecko cooling and non-stop learning in the Education Department
August 17, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

The conversation starts innocently enough. “So, how was your day?” asks my husband. “Well,” I say, “the short version goes like this: After I spent an hour with my arms held over my head wedged inside the gecko tank to extend its misting system, I asked my Director of Education to help me transfer our […]


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