The Museum of Vertebrates (including the birds)
is located in Howell Hall LAB 167. The Museum provides a source
for teaching and learning about vertebrate organisms, especially
those in central Oklahoma. It provides a catalogue for the identification
of species in the region and makes this information available to
students, researchers, and the general public.
With faculty licensed to collect, UCO is an official
repository for salvaged vertebrate specimens. The vertebrate museum
currently includes 1900 bird skins as well as numerous skeletons
and bird nests. In addition, tens of thousands of owl pellet specimens,
collected over a 30-year period, have been donated to UCO. They
are providing valuable mammal distribution data for both graduate
and undergraduate student research.