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Vertebrate research

We study many aspects of vertebrate biology.

Vertebrate evolution

Including systematics, phenotypes, genomes, evolutionary novelties, macroevolution and macroecology.

Biodiversity discovery

We are discovering and cataloguing new vertebrate species, genera and families from around the globe through fieldwork and study of our exceptional historical collections.

Conservation and monitoring

We are actively involved in preserving vertebrate biodiversity through monitoring programmes, research into identifying and mitigating threats to populations and species, and engagement with international wildlife treaties.