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MSB Mammal Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Museum of Southwestern Biology on May 20, 2018 Museum of Southwestern Biology

The MSB Division of Mammals contains over 250,000 catalogued specimens and is among the five largest in the world. Specimens date back to the 1890's with the majority documenting the rapid environmental change that has occurred since 1950. The collection contains 16 holotypes, 6 paratypes, 1 syntype, 93 symbiotypes. Important collections integrated into the MSB include the USGS Biological Surveys collection (26,000), the UIMNH (Hoffmeister) Collection (33,000), and the Rausch Collection (4,000 specimens and parasites). Specimens range from traditional skin/skull and fluid vouchers to "holistic vouchers" containing skin, skull, post-cranial skeleton, up to seven tissue types (heart, kidney, liver, lung, spleen, muscle, blood), cell suspensions, and ecto and endo parasites. Additionally, frozen tissue samples are available for about 130,000 individual mammals and date back to the late 1970's. Serology data associated with hantavirus surveillance programs in the Americas are associated with 37,000 specimens. The MSB houses an extensive archive of field journals and catalogues that date to the 1900's and are associated with specimens held in the collection. The collections are growing rapidly through the active research programs of curators, staff, and students, and through ongoing collaborations with other institutions and governmental agencies.

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 329,618 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)
    329618
  • Preparation 
    1714524
  • Permit 
    533903
  • ResourceRelationship 
    329618
  • Amplification 
    73210
  • Multimedia 
    60

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 329,618 records in English (46 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Division of Mammals, Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB)

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Museum of Southwestern Biology. 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.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b15d4952-7d20-46f1-8a3e-556a512b04c5.  Museum of Southwestern Biology publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Joseph Cook
Curator of Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-1358
http://www.msb.unm.edu/mammals/Cook/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Joseph Cook
Curator of Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-1358
http://www.msb.unm.edu/mammals/Cook/

Who filled in the metadata:

Joseph Cook
Curator of Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-1358
http://www.msb.unm.edu/mammals/Cook/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
http://arctos.database.museum
Point Of Contact
Jon Dunnum
Collection Manager, Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-9262
http://www.msb.unm.edu/mammals/JLDpage.htm

Geographic Coverage

The MSB mammal collections are world-wide in scope (72 countries and all 50 US states), with particularly strong holdings from Western North America (150,000 specimens), Beringia and high latitudes (26,000 from Alaska, Russia and Canada), Mongolia (4,200 specimens and parasites), and Latin America (10,200 specimens from Bolivia 7,000 from Chile; 5,000 from Panama).

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The MSB mammal collections are taxonomically broad, representing 27 orders, 103 families, 513 genera, and approximately 1,400 species. The majority of specimens are from the Orders Rodentia (190,000), Chiroptera (25,000), Carnivora (15,000), Soricomorpha (10,000) and Artiodactyla (7,500).

Class  Mammalia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1890 to present

Additional Metadata

http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Alternative Identifiers b15d4952-7d20-46f1-8a3e-556a512b04c5
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