OCA Faunal Specimen Type Collection

As a standard practice for conducting zooarchaeological research, OCA faunal analysts routinely access the osteological collections at the Museum of Southwestern Biology at the University of New Mexico.  OCA also maintains a growing comparative collection of faunal remains from various native and non-native species. While some specimens are preserved only partially, others are represented by entire skeletons. These specimens are also available to other researchers as comparative material. Below is the list of faunal specimens housed at OCA:

Fish:

Catfish

Trout

Tilapia

Bass

Carp

Mammals:

Jackrabbit

Cottontail

Gray Fox

Pocket Gopher

Woodrat

Deer Mouse

Porcupine (skull)

Beaver (skull)

Elk

Deer

Antelope

Cow

Javelina (skull)

Sheep

Coyote

Rock Squirrel

Reptiles:

Horned Toad

Skunk

River Cooter

Prairie Rattlesnake

Bull Snake

Ornate Box Turtle

Leopard Lizard

Birds:

Gadwall

Crow

Owl

Chicken

Mourning Dove

To access these materials, please contact Robin Cordero at rcordero@unm.edu or call 505-277-5853.