Access to specimens is open to qualified researchers, postdocs, students and visitors. The Department of Vertebrate Paleontology adheres to general MCZ Collections Policies and Procedures in addition to the specific collection policies listed below. Email the Curatorial Associate for further information.
A limited amount of funding is available to support the work of researchers using the collections. The Museum of Comparative Zoology periodically awards Ernst Mayr Grants to systematists undertaking research needed to complete taxonomic revisions and monographs.
If you wish to request access to the collection, information, media, or a loan, please use the MCZ’s online database, MCZbase, to conduct initial inquiries about the specimens in the Vertebrate Paleontology collection. The following sections provide more information and instruction on how to make requests or arrange collection visits.
Policies updated: June 2021