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MSB Mammal Collection (Arctos)

最新版本 由 Museum of Southwestern Biology 發佈於 Mar 31, 2019 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 出現紀錄 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 334,439 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 (核心)
  • Preparation 
  • Permit 
  • ResourceRelationship 
  • Amplification 
  • Multimedia 

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.


下載最新版本的Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A)資源,或資源元數據的EML或RTF文字檔。

DwC-A資料集 下載 334,439 紀錄 在 English 中 (48 MB) - Update frequency: 有可能更新,但不確知何時
元數據EML檔 下載 在 English 中 (9 KB)
元數據RTF文字檔 下載 在 English 中 (8 KB)


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



Division of Mammals, Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB)



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此資源已向GBIF註冊,並指定以下之GBIF UUID: b15d4952-7d20-46f1-8a3e-556a512b04c5。  Museum of Southwestern Biology 發佈此資源,並經由U.S. Geological Survey同意向GBIF註冊成為資料發佈者。


Occurrence; Specimen



Joseph Cook
Curator of Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-1358


Joseph Cook
Curator of Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-1358


Joseph Cook
Curator of Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-1358


Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
Jon Dunnum
Collection Manager, Mammals
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-9262


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).

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]


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


生物存活的時期 1890 to present


替代的識別碼 b15d4952-7d20-46f1-8a3e-556a512b04c5