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The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) is a private center for research and education focused on the comparative relationships of animal life.  The MCZ houses millions of animal specimens divided into nine departments and hosts hundreds of visiting researchers each year.

Exhibits of MCZ specimens can only be found at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, a member of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture.  

Research publications based on MCZ specimens