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Our collection's data are openly available to anyone, and we publish them in diverse ways for different audiences.

Please cite us properly when using our data. Although the official name of the collections within the University of Texas is now the Biodiversity Collections of the Department of Integrative Biology, the acronym TNHC (Texas Natural History Collections) should be used when referring to specimens in publications. Whenever TNHC specimens or data are used in published research it should be acknowledged in the publication with a proper citation (see our preferred citation). It is also customary to list specific specimen lots in publications. If doing so please reference our catalog numbers prefixed with "TNHC". Copies of all publications (peer-reviewed or not) referencing TNHC specimens should be sent to the curator and collection manager.

Please contact the Collection Manager with any questions about our data.