Carol B. Stein, an Assistant Curator for the Natural History Department at the Ohio State Museum passed away
this past March 2015 on 6 December 2010. Though her primary focus was in the Molluscs, she provided over 400 specimens to the Tetrapod Collection. In remembrance of all the collecting she did for the museum, we dedicate this post to her and her contribution to the Tetrapod Collection.
A Hellbender caught during a trip to Pennsylvania. Carol describes the specimen excitedly as “a 2′ long Hellbender” which her colleague caught with one hand. Photo by Stephanie Malinich.
Indigo Bunting male collected in Holmes Co., Ohio. Photo by Stephanie Malinich.
Sometime Carol didn’t have time to catch tetrapods but she would note special findings. Muskrat midden is a pile of shells left by a muskrat after it feeds on mussels and clams. Photo by Stephanie Malinich.
A small collection of various species of shrews collected by Carol during her time at the MBD. Photo by Stephanie Malinich.
A queen snake caught during a trip to Tennessee. Photo by Stephanie Malinich.
An eastern Cottontail Rabbit found dead by Carol during a day trip. This is an excellent example of the use a salvage animal is to a collection. Photo by Stephanie Malinich.
About the Author: Stephanie Malinich is the Collection Manager for the Tetrapod Collection.