Abilene Christian University Mammal Specimens (Arctos)

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The ACUNHC Mammal Collection is comprised of roughly 2,500 specimens and 1,500 tissue samples. The collection was established in 1994 and contains specimens from all continents except Europe and Antarctica. Half of our specimens are from Texas with significant holdings from Ecuador (693), Michigan (152), Arizona (108), and New Mexico (82). It boasts one of the largest holdings of Ecuadorian mammals in the United States.

Data Records

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Occurrence (core)

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Abilene Christian University Mammalogy Collection. Individual catalog records should be cited as https://arctos.database.museum/guid/ACUNHC:Mamm: followed by the integer catalog number.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Abilene Christian University Natural History Collection. 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: fd04ce0d-ef72-469e-8eba-dea7f5644082.  Abilene Christian University Natural History Collection publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Thomas Lee
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Department of Biology, Abilene Christian University
Rebecca Hunter
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Professor
Abilene Christian University Natural History Collection
Department of Biology, ACU Box 27868, Abilene Christian University
79699 Abilene
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage


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

Taxonomic Coverage


Class Mammalia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1936-present

Collection Data

Collection Name Abilene Christian University Mammal specimens
Collection Identifier https://arctos.database.museum/collection/ACUNHC:Mamm
Parent Collection Identifier ACUNHC
Specimen preservation methods Other,  Alcohol,  Dried and pressed

Additional Metadata

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

Purpose Education and research.
Alternative Identifiers https://csvcoll.org/portal/collections/misc/collprofiles.php?collid=1029