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NCSM Mammals Collection

Latest version published by North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences on Jul 28, 2016 North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Mammal Unit collection contains approximately 20,000 specimens and is one of the largest regional mammal collections in the southeast. The collection was accredited in 2000 by the American Society of Mammalogists. With early acquisitions from the Brimley brothers in the late 1800’s, the collection consists of 42% North Carolina, 81% Southeastern United States, 96% United States material, with the remainder having North American or other international origin. It encompasses the taxonomic units of 20 orders, 73 families, 237 genera, and over 500 unique Genus-species combinations. Holdings are especially strong in Rodentia, Soricimorpha, Chiroptera, Carnivora, Cetacea and Sirenia. Important recent acquisitions include University of Kentucky, George Mason University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and personal collections. The collection includes study skins, tanned hides, skulls, complete skeletons, fluid-preserved material, tissues for molecular analyses, and other materials.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 17,713 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 17,713 records in English (1 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Mammals Collection

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: ea9f5b0b-ad97-45ea-935a-ba2784c80cbb.  North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9947

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Benjamin Hess
Collections Manager of Mammals
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9944

Who filled in the metadata:

Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9947

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Lisa Gatens
Curator of Mammals
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9946
Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

The Mammals collection contains specimens from 38 countries.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Mammalia
Order  Artiodactyla,  Carnivora,  Cetacea,  Chiroptera,  Didelphimorphia,  Diprotodontia,  Erinaceomorpha,  Hyracoidea,  Lagomorpha,  Macroscelidea,  Monotremata,  Perissodactyla,  Pholidota,  Pilosa,  Primates,  Proboscidea,  Rodentia,  Sirenia,  Soricomorpha,  Xenarthra

Collection Data

Collection Name Mammals Collection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Collection Identifier NCSM-Mammals
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers ea9f5b0b-ad97-45ea-935a-ba2784c80cbb
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