University of North Carolina at Greensboro Mammal Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by University of North Carolina at Greensboro on 9 August 2023 University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The UNCG Mammal Collection is an actively growing collection of mammal vouchers, of local (North Carolina) to regional (southeastern U.S.) scope. Most specimens are recent (2020 and after) and holistic in nature, with multiple parts (tissue samples, parasites) and derivative data (genetic barcodes, parasite identifications and abundances, microbiome sequences) typically associated with mammal vouchers. Holdings are strong for small mammals from the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and for fluid-preserved specimens.

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 719 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.

  • Occurrence (core)
  • Multimedia 

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.


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 719 records in English (504 kB) - Update frequency: monthly
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 kB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 kB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Mammal Collection


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 58daed7d-de25-416c-a923-22eb737b6a67.  University of North Carolina at Greensboro publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by VertNet.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Bryan McLean

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Bryan McLean

Who filled in the metadata:

Bryan McLean

Who else was associated with the resource:

David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

The UNCG Mammal Collection has local to regional geographic scope. Holdings are strong from U.S. states of North Carolina, Virginia, and surrounding states. Holdings from the Southern Appalachian Mountains are particularly strong.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Mammalia (Mammals)
Order  Rodentia,  Soricomorpha

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2020 - present

Collection Data

Collection Name University of North Carolina at Greensboro Mammal Collection
Collection Identifier https://arctos.database.museum/collection/UNCG:Mamm
Parent Collection Identifier UNCG
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Deep frozen,  Dried

Additional Metadata

Arctos Data Ownership and Use: http://arctosdb.org/home/data/; http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Alternative Identifiers 58daed7d-de25-416c-a923-22eb737b6a67