Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) Mammal specimens (Arctos)

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The ASNHC Mammal collection comprises more than 20,000 records. It is the fourth largest mammal collection in Texas. Almost half of the collection is of species from Texas. Significant holdings are also represented from Mexico (3,600 specimens), Guyana (200), and the Galapagos Islands, seaward of Ecuador (300). Recent field studies in Sulawesi, Indonesia and several U.S. states have added specimens to the collection.

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Occurrence (core)

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Angelo State Natural History Collections, Collection of Mammals. Individual specimens should be cited as ASNHC:Mamm: followed by the integer catalog number.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2aa02cf8-c402-412c-9ad1-585e1e185bef.  Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Specimen; Occurrence


Dianna Krejsa
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Manager
Angelo State University
Department of Biology 2601 W. Ave. N
76909 San Angelo
Robert Dowler
Angelo State University
Department of Biology, 2601 W AVENUE N
769095099 SAN ANGELO
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Dusty McDonald
Robert Dowler
Curator of Mammalso
769095099 SAN ANGELO

Geographic Coverage

Primarily Texas and the Southwestern United States, but includes important specimens from Mexico, Guyana, Ecuador, Kenya, South Africa, Sulawesi, Indonesia, China, and many U.S. states.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Mammals of Texas, the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico

Class Mammalia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1965-present with a few older specimens

Collection Data

Collection Name Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) Mammal specimens
Collection Identifier ASNHC:Mamm
Parent Collection Identifier ASNHC
Specimen preservation methods Dried,  Alcohol,  Mounted,  Deep frozen

Additional Metadata

Purpose The Collection of Mammals is held for research, outreach, and university-level specimen-based education.
Alternative Identifiers 2aa02cf8-c402-412c-9ad1-585e1e185bef