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MVZ Mammal Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Museum of Vertebrate Zoology on Sep 1, 2018 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

The MVZ mammal collection is the fourth largest in the United States and the second largest such collection associated with a U.S. academic institution. It contains over 228,000 skin, skull, skeleton and fluid-preserved specimens. Over 33,700 are also represented by frozen or fluid preserved tissues. The collection includes 364 type specimens, making it the fourth largest collection of such specimens in the US. Karyotype (chromosome) preparations are available for ca. 4,000 rodent specimens. These consist of slides of chromosome preparations and, in some cases, black and white photos and/or 35 mm negatives of chromosome spreads. The mammal collection also houses large series of lab-raised specimens from research by Francis B. Sumner, Richard D. Sage, and William Z. Lidicker.

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 257,039 records. 2 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)
    257039
  • ResourceRelationship 
    257039
  • Multimedia 
    3004

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 257,039 records in English (26 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (10 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:

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ), University of California, Berkeley

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. 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: 0daed095-478a-4af6-abf5-18acb790fbb2.  Museum of Vertebrate Zoology 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:

Chris Conroy
Staff Curator of Mammals
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley 3101 Valley Life Science Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA US (510) 643-7709
http://mvz.berkeley.edu

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Chris Conroy
Staff Curator of Mammals
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley 3101 Valley Life Science Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA US (510) 643-7709
http://mvz.berkeley.edu

Who filled in the metadata:

Chris Conroy
Staff Curator of Mammals
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley 3101 Valley Life Science Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA US (510) 643-7709
http://mvz.berkeley.edu

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
Eileen Lacey
Faculty Curator of Mammals
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA US (510) 643-0284
http://mvz.berkeley.edu
Point Of Contact
James Patton
Faculty Curator of Mammals
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA US (510) 643-7712
http://mvz.berkeley.edu

Geographic Coverage

The MVZ mammal collection is global, with an emphasis on western North America and specifically the continental US, Alaska, western Canada, and northwestern Mexico. Also present are large and significant collections from Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, and Australasia.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The MVZ mammal collection is taxonomically synoptic. It includes representatives of 25 of the 26 currently recognized orders of mammals, nearly 60% of mammalian families, and more than 50% of mammalian genera. Rodents and bats are especially well-represented, with large series of individuals for multiple taxa.

Class  Mammalia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1858 to present

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 0daed095-478a-4af6-abf5-18acb790fbb2
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=mvz_mammal