The latest issue of Breviora documents the first living individuals of a species previously only known from deceased specimens collected over 50 years ago. Rediscovery and a Redescription of the Crooked-Acklins Boa, Chilabothrus schwartzi is available on our website and more about the project is posted by the University of North Carolina, Ashville.
The Harvard Art Museums have recreated a historical cabinet of curiosities in the exhibit The Philosophy Chamber featuring MCZ specimens from Herpetology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Paleontology and Ornithology collections. Read more info in the Harvard Magazine.
Director James Hanken is featured in Science Goes to the Movies, where he and Faith Salie discuss how animal behavior is depicted in the animated Walt Disney film, Zootopia. Watch to learn more about Prof. Hanken's research subjects, how media portrays animals in general, and amphibian conservation.
MCZ Director and Faculty-Curator James Hanken was part of a team that discovered three new species of miniaturized salamanders. Found in Oaxaca, Mexico, the salamanders are considered endangered. The findings are published in PeerJ and featured in National Geographic.