Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB) Parasite Specimens (Arctos) for GGBN

Latest version published by Museum of Southwestern Biology on 1 July 2021 Museum of Southwestern Biology
Division of Parasitology at the University of New Mexico's Museum of Southwestern Biology, Albuquerque, NM. Primarily metazoan endoparasites, especially helminths, including the personal collection of Robert L. Rausch and Virginia R. Rausch. The Rausch material, plus specimens from Beringian Coevolution Project make this an important aggregation of western arctic and subarctic parasites. It vouchers an active program in global schistosome diversity, and Long-Term Ecological Research at the Sevilleta National Wildife Refuge.
Publication date:
1 July 2021
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Data Records

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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)
  • MaterialSample 
  • Preparation 
  • ResourceRelationship 
  • Permit 
  • Amplification 

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Museum of Southwestern Biology Parasite Collection


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Occurrence; Specimen; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Sara Brant
Collections Manager Parasite Division

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sara Brant
Collections Manager Parasite Division
Mariel Campbell

Who filled in the metadata:

Mariel Campbell

Who else was associated with the resource:

John Wieczorek
Information Architect
8401 Bariloche
Río Negro
Point Of Contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer

Geographic Coverage


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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Collection Data

Collection Name Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB) Parasite specimens
Collection Identifier MSB:Para
Parent Collection Identifier MSB

Additional Metadata