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UCMP has one of the largest paleontological collection of any university museum in the world. These well-curated and computerized collections include fossil and modern organisms representing prokaryotes to vertebrates collected from all continents. The Museum serves the University community in various research projects and provides support for instruction at Berkeley and other UC campuses. In addition, the collections are used by paleontologists, biologists and geologists throughout the world.

Camelops minidokae
Camelops minidokae dentary from the Pleistocene of California. Photo by UCMP scientist Pat Holroyd.
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point-occurrence data for all published late Oligocene through Holocene mammals in the USA, and for many Quaternary localities in Canada.