NCSM Mammalogy Collection

Latest version published by North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences on Jan 27, 2021 North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Mammal Unit collection contains approximately 20,000 specimens and is one of the largest regional mammal collections in the southeast. The collection was accredited in 2000 by the American Society of Mammalogists. With early acquisitions from the Brimley brothers in the late 1800’s, the collection consists of 42% North Carolina, 81% Southeastern United States, 96% United States material, with the remainder having North American or other international origin. It encompasses the taxonomic units of 20 orders, 73 families, 237 genera, and over 500 unique Genus-species combinations. Holdings are especially strong in Rodentia, Soricimorpha, Chiroptera, Carnivora, Cetacea and Sirenia. Important recent acquisitions include University of Kentucky, George Mason University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and personal collections. The collection includes study skins, tanned hides, skulls, complete skeletons, fluid-preserved material, tissues for molecular analyses, and other materials.

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 17,917 records.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Cove M, Gatens L, Norton B (2018): NCSM Mammalogy Collection. North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=ncsm_mammals. 10.36102/dwc.5

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. 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: ea9f5b0b-ad97-45ea-935a-ba2784c80cbb.  North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Ben Norton
Head of Technology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919.707.9947
https://naturalsciences.org/staff/ben-norton

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Lisa Gatens
Collections Manager
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9946
Michael Cove
Research Curator, Mammalogy
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 9197079944
https://naturalsciences.org/staff/michael-cove

Who filled in the metadata:

Ben Norton
Head of Technology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919.707.9947
https://naturalsciences.org/staff/ben-norton

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Curator
Michael Cove
Research Curator, Mammalogy
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919.707.9944
Metadata Provider
Ben Norton
Head of Technology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919.707.9947
https://naturalsciences.org/staff/ben-norton

Geographic Coverage

The Mammalogy Collection contains specimens from 38 countries.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Mammalia
Order  Artiodactyla,  Carnivora,  Cetacea,  Chiroptera,  Didelphimorphia,  Diprotodontia,  Erinaceomorpha,  Hyracoidea,  Lagomorpha,  Macroscelidea,  Monotremata,  Perissodactyla,  Pholidota,  Pilosa,  Primates,  Proboscidea,  Rodentia,  Sirenia,  Soricomorpha,  Xenarthra

Collection Data

Collection Name Mammalogy Collection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Collection Identifier NCSM-Mammals
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers ea9f5b0b-ad97-45ea-935a-ba2784c80cbb
10.36102/dwc.5
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=ncsm_mammals