We’d like to Welcome the Arkansas Center for Biodiversity Collections into Arctos!

The Arkansas State University Museum of Zoology (ASUMZ) is an active group of research and teaching collections that joined with the herbarium in 2016 to unify as the Arkansas Center for Biodiversity Collections (ACBC) within the Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University.

1. Feather mite.
2. From the Dirty Jobs visit with Mike Rowe in 2009 and the pinned dung beetle specimen for the collection. See Glass Maker Episode on Netflix for the episode.

ASUMZ includes collections of aquatic macroinvertebrates (mostly larval insects), bivalves, recent mammals, reptiles and amphibians, fishes, insects, and birds. There is a heavy regional focus within Arkansas, with specific geographic areas of interest being the Ozark Plateaus region, Crowley’s Ridge, and the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. Some of the ASUMZ collections represent the largest collections in Arkansas for the taxonomic group, including aquatic macroinvertebrates, bivalves, fishes, reptiles and amphibians, and mammals.