Holotype specimen for the Gunnison Sage Grouse
When the Gunnison sage grouse was described as a new species in 2000, it was the first new species of bird from the United States described in 100 years. The Museum’s ornithology collection houses the holotype and paratype for this species.
Garth M. Spellman, PhD
Associate Curator of Ornithology
Andrew Doll, MS
Zoology Collections Manager