Zoological Collections

The Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo is a faithful depository of biological heritage samples with the Ministry of the Environment and houses several of the largest zoological collections in the country. The collection accumulates approximately 11 million specimens obtained over more than a century of research and scientific expeditions to the great Brazilian biomes and aquatic environments. This invaluable asset plays a key role in identifying and explaining patterns and evolutionary processes that shape biodiversity in space and time. The records of MZUSP’s zoological collections are available for free online consultation through the Brazilian Biodiversity Information System (SiBBr) portal.