NHMU's Louderback holds the tiny tubers of S. jamesii, the Four Corners potato.
By Randall Irmis
The Museum’s collections and research staff and students have been busy making ground-breaking discoveries over the past year, and I wanted to share some of these highlights.
Eric Rickart, Shannen Robson, and colleagues report the first evidence of the Inyo shrew (Sorex tenellus
) in Utah. This species was previously only known from a small area along the California-Nevada border, but recent work by NHMU has expanded its known range eastward through Nevada, and now into Utah. Read First Record of Sorex tenellus from Utah
Christy Bills and colleagues continue to partner with citizen scientists to locate and document the spread of bioluminescing firefly populations throughout the state. Don't miss the temporary exhibit across from Utah Climate Challenge on the 2nd floor at the Museum. You can find out more, and become part of the project here
Bryn Dentinger and colleagues have discovered and described four species of mushroom new to science, from Brazil and Cameroon. See:
Dave Richardson has just published the fourth edition of his textbook 'Modern Ceramic Engineering'. Read more here
Randall Irmis is the chief curator and the curator of paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Utah, a part of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Our mission is to illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it. In addition to housing outstanding exhibits for the public, NHMU is a research museum. Learn more.