Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) Mammal specimens (Arctos) for GGBN

Latest version published by Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Nov 27, 2019 Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Mammal Collection houses approximately 24,000 specimens from around the world (1870's - present), with a focus on the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions. The collection includes study skins, skeletal material, taxidermy mounts, frozen tissue samples (8,000+ individuals), and associated parasites (ecto and endo; curated separately.). Since 2006, the collection has more than doubled in size and continues to grow through field collection and salvage activities.

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 15,193 records. 5 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)
    15193
  • MaterialSample 
    15193
  • Preparation 
    15193
  • ResourceRelationship 
    15193
  • Permit 
    15164
  • Amplification 
    2223

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.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 15,193 records in English (5 MB) - Update frequency: monthly
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Herp Collection

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Denver Museum of Nature & Science. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

John Wieczorek
Information Architect
VertNet 2242088267

Who can answer questions about the resource:

John Demboski
Andrew Doll
Assistant Collections Manager
DMNS 303-370-8387
Jeffrey Stephenson
Collections Manager
DMNS 303-370-8319

Who filled in the metadata:

Andrew Doll
Assistant Collections Manager
DMNS 303-370-8387

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
VertNet 8401 Bariloche Río Negro AR
Point Of Contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
http://arctos.database.museum

Geographic Coverage

Worldwide with focus on Rocky Mountains and Great Plains regions.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Mammals

Class  Mammals (mammals)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1870-present

Collection Data

Collection Name Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) Mammal specimens
Collection Identifier DMNS:Mamm
Parent Collection Identifier DMNS

Additional Metadata

Purpose Natural History Research and Education
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=dmns_mamm_ggbn