The Mammal Collection contains over 25,000 specimens including skins and skeletons. Its main geographic coverage is Arizona and Sonora but there is also broad, worldwide representation at the family level. This is the largest mammal collection in the state, and it has ranked 21st in size among all North American collections of Recent mammals. The Mammal Collection was built by several individuals starting with Herbert Brown around the turn of the century. In particular, Emeritus Professor Lendell Cockrum was its main developer and he continues to be actively interested in the collection. Dr. Yar Petryszyn recently retired as Collection Manager. Dr. Michael Nachman is the Curator of Mammalogy.