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

Latest version published by Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Nov 6, 2020 Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Mammal Collection currently consists of approximately 21,000 specimens, which includes 20,000+ cataloged specimens. The collection spans 1870 to the present, is worldwide in coverage, and includes specimens from the three major extant mammalian lineages (monotremes, marsupials, and placentals) distributed across 21 orders, 266 genera, and 381 species. The collection’s primary strength is its focus on the southern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. Approximately 82% of the collection is from the western United States, with specimens from Colorado (73%) representing the largest percentage. Small mammals, such as shrews, rodents, lagomorphs, and bats, constitute the majority (84%) of specimens in the collection. The composition of the collection is primarily study skins and skeletal material, with a growing wet collection. High-quality specimen data, frozen tissues, and parasites are associated with most of the specimens archived since 2006.

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 17,357 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)
    17357
  • Permit 
    23886
  • MaterialSample 
    17357
  • Preparation 
    17357
  • ResourceRelationship 
    17357
  • Amplification 
    2287

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

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 17,357 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: monthly
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Herp Collection

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Denver Museum of Nature & Science. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

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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
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US 303-370-6443
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/john-demboski/
Andrew Doll
Assistant Collections Manager, Department of Zoology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US 303-370-8387
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/andrew-doll/

Who filled in the metadata:

John Demboski
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US 303-370-6443
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/john-demboski/

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
Point Of Contact
Jeffrey Stephenson
Collections Manager, Department of Zoology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US 303-370-8319
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/jeff-stephenson/

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