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bar Suzanne Peurach
    Suzanne C. Peurach
    Collection Manager (USGS)

  • Phone: (202)633-1277
  • Fax: (202)357-1932
  • E-mail: peurachs[at]

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    USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 111
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0111

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M.S. (Biology): George Mason University, 2005
B.S. (Biology): University of New Mexico, 1994

Collection Management Responsibilities

Responsible for curation and conservation of North American mammalian voucher specimens, identification and cataloging of incoming collections, and answering information requests. Duties also include the preparation, shipment, and documentation of specimen loans; the collecting of mammals in the field; and maintaining, updating, and adding records to the electronic database. Interests include identification and systematic investigations of mammal hair using light and scanning electron microscopy, and the organization and maintenance of the U. S. National Museum bat banding records.

Recent Publications

Mociño-Deloya, Estrella, Setser, Kirk, Heacker, Marcy and Peurach, Suzanne 2015. Diet of New Mexico Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi obscurus) in the Sierra San Luis and Sierra Pan Duro, México. Journal of Herpetology, 49(1): 104-107. doi:10.1670/13-082

Peurach, Suzanne, Dove, Carla J. and Stepko, Laura 2009. A decade of U.S. Air Force bat strikes. Human-Wildlife Conflicts, 3(2): 199-207.

Frey, Jennifer, Fisher, Robert D. and Peurach, Suzanne 2009. Capture locations of two endangered rodents during a 1902 exploration of the Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico. Western North American Naturalist, 69(2): 267-271. doi:10.3398/064.069.0219

Mocino-Deloya, Estrella, Setser, Kirk, Peurach, Suzanne and Meik, Jesse 2008. Crotalus aquilus in the Mexican state of Mexico consumes a diverse summer diet. Herpetological Bulletin, 105: 10-12.

Woodman, Neal, Dove, Carla J. and Peurach, Suzanne C. 2005. A curious pellet from a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus). Northeastern Naturalist, 12(2): 127-132.

Peurach, S.C. 2004. History and current status of the Bat Banding Office, National Museum of Natural History. Bat Research News, 45(2): 35-41.

Peurach, S.C. 2004. Bat strike!. Flying Safety Magazine, 60(9): 18-19.

Peurach, S.C. 2003. High-altitude collision between an airplane and a hoary bat, Lasiurus cinereus. Bat Research News, 44(1): 2-3.

Dove, Carla J. and Peurach, Suzanne C. 2002. Microscopic Analysis of Feather and Hair Fragments Associated wiht Human Mummified Remains from Kagamil Island, Alaska. In: To the Aleutians and Beyond - The Anthropology of William S.Laughlin.. Dept. of Ethnography, National Museum of Denmark, pp.51-62.

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