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UMNH Mammals Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH) on May 1, 2019 Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH)

With approximately 40,000 specimens, the Museum's mammal collection is representative of the Intermountain West and Great Basin regions of the United States. In addition to study skins, skeletal material and fluid preserved specimens, the collection holds a tissue library of more than 9,000 samples for use in studies of comparative genetics. There are 40 holotypes of subspecies from Utah.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH) Mammals Collection


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH). 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: 06a00852-f764-4fb8-80d4-ca51f0918459.  Natural History Museum of Utah (UMNH) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Eric Rickart
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way 84108 Salt Lake City UT US +1 (801) 585-7759

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Eric Rickart
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way 84108 Salt Lake City UT US +1 (801) 585-7759

Who filled in the metadata:

Shannen Robson
Vertebrate Zoology Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way 84108 Salt Lake City UT US +1 (801) 585-7759

Who else was associated with the resource:

Laura Russell
David Bloom
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum

Geographic Coverage

Although the collection includes material from throughout the world, nearly 90% of the specimens are from Utah and surrounding states reflecting the work of Stephen Durrant and students on regional mammals. Important historical material includes several thousand specimens from the Bonneville Basin, as well as collections from Glen Canyon, Flaming Gorge, and other locations within the Colorado drainage that have since been inundated by reservoirs. Recent research by staff has focused on resurveying of historical sites in the Great Basin, expanding the collection material from Utah and Nevada.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The collection includes 40 holotypes of Utah mammals and nearly 300 species from 52 families and 13 orders.

Class  Mammalia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1890-01-01 / 2016-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 06a00852-f764-4fb8-80d4-ca51f0918459