The Natural History Museum

of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga



Insect Collection

Curator: Dr. Stylianos Chatzimanolis


Please visit SCAN (Symbiota Collections of Arthropods Network) for more information regarding the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Insect Collection. 




Mammal Collection

Curator: Dr. Timothy Gaudin


The recent mammal collection includes nearly 2000 specimens (making it the second largest such collection in Tennessee). It is comprised largely of specimens collected in southeast Tennessee, and, to a lesser extent, western North Carolina. The collection is also an official repository for small collections from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Chattanooga-Chickamauga National Military Park. Despite its small size, it encompasses skulls, or casts of skulls, from all but 3 of the 27 or so modern orders of mammals. It is accompanied by a small collection of fossil vertebrates, most of which are Holocene/Pleistocene specimens collected from local cave sites, or casts of fossil xenarthrans and pangolins.