The NSRL’s recent mammal collection houses more than 118,000 research specimens. Nearly 80% of these specimens are in the form of dried skin and/or skull and skeletal material preparations, while the rest are fluid-preserved specimens housed in a separate collection area. The dried skin and skeletal preparations are stored in 732 metal cabinets. These cabinets are specially designed to keep the specimens safe from UV light, dust, occasional insect pests, and other harmful agents. Every specimen is labeled with information concerning its species, sex, collector, preparator, collecting location, and other pieces of collecting data. Each specimen has also been given a catalog number and its data verified and entered into a searchable computer database. All specimens of the same species are stored together, organized by country, state, county, and finally catalog number. Groups of related species are housed in adjacent cases. As with the Genetic Resources Collection, the majority of these specimens in this collection are bar coded and a project is underway to bar code the rest to facilitate the retrieval of associated data and to reduce time and effort spent by the NSRL staff in maintaining an organized collection.
此資源出現紀錄的資料已發佈為達爾文核心集檔案（DwC-A），其以一或多組資料表構成分享生物多樣性資料的標準格式。 核心資料表包含 115,365 筆紀錄。
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TTU Mammals Collection
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The mammal collection represents a permanent record of the natural history of the Lubbock area, Texas, and the United States in general. In addition, through the efforts of faculty, research associates, and students of Texas Tech University, the fauna of many other countries, such as former Yugoslavia, Paraguay, Mexico, and Peru, are represented in the collections as well. Since 2001, multiple studies have been conducted in Ecuador, Honduras, and in the Ukraine, as well as continuing throughout Texas.
|界定座標範圍||緯度南界 經度西界 [-90, -180], 緯度北界 經度東界 [90, 180]|
|管理單位||在...之間 30,500 和 32,000 fluid-preserved specimens , 在...之間 76,500 和 78,000 skin and/or skeletal prepped specimens|