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United States National Park Service Special Collection


The AMCC houses a United States National Park Service (NPS) Special Collection of threatened and endangered species tissues collected in units of the National Park System.

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Dryshipper Requests



The AMCC may provide a dryshipper (liquid nitrogen vapor shipper) to facilitate collection or transport of frozen specimens to the AMCC. Dryshippers are issued at the discretion of the AMCC Oversight Committee and are contingent upon the availability of a dryshipper. The borrower is responsible for the proper use and safety of the equipment. Dryshippers require time to prepare, so please make the request one week in advance for domestic use and as soon as possible for international use.

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Tissue Loan Requests


AMNH staff wishing to request a loan of tissues owned by an AMNH department (identified by Herpetology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Zoology, or Ornithology in the Dept/Partner field of the database) should contact the department directly. Approved loan requests will be forwarded to the AMCC.

AMNH staff wishing to request a loan of AMCC specimens (identified by AMCC in the Dept/Partner field of the database) please contact Julie Feinstein at jfstein@amnh.org.

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Donate Specimens


Please contact the Collections Manager, Julie Feinstein, jfstein@amnh.org, to discuss donating samples to the AMCC. You will have to supply copies of all required collecting permits with the samples, exportation and importation documents if applicable, specimen data in electronic form, and a signed Specimen Transfer Form giving ownership to the Museum.

Tissues accepted for the museum's collections shall meet the following conditions:

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