MSB Parasite Collection (Arctos)
The MSB Division of Parasitology is a collection of primarily metazoan endoparasites, especially helminths, including the personal collection of Robert L. Rausch and Virginia R. Rausch. The Rausch material, plus specimens from the Beringian Coevolution Project, make this an important aggregation of western arctic and subarctic parasites. It vouchers an active program in global schistosome diversity, as well as Long-Term Ecological Research at the Sevilleta National Wildife Refuge.
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The MSB parasite collection is global, but with strongest representation from Arctic and Boreal regions and from the Southwestern United States (specifically New Mexico).
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
Parasites of birds and mammals primarily, including a multi-continent collection of horsehair worms and avian Schistosomes.
|Class||Cestoda, Secernentea, Coccidia, Trematoda, Arachnida, Adenophorea, Insecta, Archiacanthocephala, Chromadorea, Gordioida, Maxillopoda, Palaeacanthocephala, Sporozoa, Kinetoplastea, Neoophora, Malacostraca, Magnoliopsida|
|Living Time Period||1945 to present|