UAM Mammal Collection (Arctos)
The University of Alaska Museum (UAM) houses one of the 10 largest mammal collections in North America, with over 115,000 catalogued specimens. Over 90% of these are from Alaska and include unparalleled series of small mammals, carnivores, and marine mammals. Over 70,000 include frozen tissue samples housed in UAM's Genomic Resources facility. An average of 1,000 specimens are loaned to researchers each year.
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 141,050 records.
1 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.
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Mammal Collection, University of Alaska Museum (UAM)
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The UAM mammal collection is global in scope, with strongest representation from Alaska.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
The UAM mammal collection is taxonomically synoptic but includes especially strong holdings of Rodentia, Soricomorpha, Carnivora, and Cetacea.
|Living Time Period||1934 to present|