Illinois Natural History Survey

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Illinois Natural History Survey
Established 1858
Location 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, Illinois, United States
Coordinates 40°05′34″N 88°14′23″W / 40.092916°N 88.239787°W / 40.092916; -88.239787
Type Natural History
Director Brian D. Anderson

The Illinois Natural History Survey (abbreviated as INHS), located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois, is an active research institution with over 200 staff members, and it maintains one of the largest State-operated museums in the United States, with collections totaling over 9.5 million specimens of amphibians, annelids, birds, crustaceans, fish, fungi, insects, mammals, mollusks, plants, and reptiles from around the world. [1]

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  1. ^ "Animals and Plants". Illinois Natural History Survey. 

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