Brigham Young University Life Science Museum (BYU) Mammal Collection (Arctos)
Latest version published by Brigham Young University Life Science Museum on 19 November 2021 Brigham Young University Life Science Museum

houses more than 42,000 specimens with emphasis on the Great Basin (especially Utah and Nevada) and Mexico. The collection includes specimens that were formerly at Utah State University as well as a portion of the former University of Illinois Museum of Natural History collection (specimens from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Mexico). The collection also contains more than 10,000 ethanol-preserved tissues, 15,000 frozen tissues and more than 6,000 DNA archives from Great Basin and Mexican mammals. The BYU Life Science Museum was formerly known as the Monte L. Bean Museum.

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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 39,417 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    39417
  • Multimedia 
    0

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Alison Whiting
Curator
Brigham Young University Life Science Museum
645 E 1430 N
84602 Provo
UT
US
801-422-5050
https://lsm.byu.edu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Alison Whiting
Curator
Brigham Young University Life Science Museum
645 E 1430 N
84602 Provo
UT
US
801-422-5050
https://lsm.byu.edu/
Duke Rogers
Curator
Brigham Young University Life Science Museum
645 E 1430 N
84602 Provo
UT
US
801-422-5050
https://lsm.byu.edu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Alison Whiting
Curator
Brigham Young University Life Science Museum
645 E 1430 N
84602 Provo
UT
US
801-422-5050
https://lsm.byu.edu/

Who else was associated with the resource:

David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
http://www.vertnet.org
Geographic Coverage

The BYU mammal collection houses more than 42,000 specimens with global coverage, but an emphasis on the Great Basin (especially Utah and Nevada) and Mexico.

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

No Description available

Class  Mammalia
Collection Data
Collection Name Brigham Young University Life Science Museum (BYU) Mammal Collection
Collection Identifier BYU:Mamm
Parent Collection Identifier BYU
Additional Metadata

http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html; Arctos Data Ownership and Use: http://arctosdb.org/home/data/

Alternative Identifiers 1da75725-1eb5-4e17-b586-ffad7b783987
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=byu_mamm