Utah is home to some amazing vertebrates, from the scrub jay outside your window to the moose up in the mountains. This section is a celebration of all these furry, feathery, and scaly neighbors. Check out some virtual skull cans, explore the meaning of what a species is, and more in our vertebrate collection.
Watch as Museum Member and actor Ty Burrell takes us behind the scenes in the Museum’s Vertebrates collections and Dr. Jason Cryan hosts a conversation with Museum scientists.
3D MODELS FROM THE VERTEBRATES COLLECTION
Comparing items can tell us a lot about different people at different times. Take a closer look at these collection items to see how they’re all made in different ways! Please allow a few moments for the 3D content to load.
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Take a spin with our 3D model of a duck skull.
A heron skull really stands out. See how it differs from our duck model.
Utah boasts many different squirrel species. Curator Eric Rickart will introduce you to a few.
Every curator has their favorite specimens. Curator Eric Rickart will show you some of his!
Study skins are a very important part of zoology collections. Here’s how they’re made.