California Desert Studies Center Mammal Specimens (Arctos)

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The Desert Studies Center is a 1200-acre field station established for the better understanding and appreciation of the Mojave Desert. Its location on Chemehuevi territory within Mojave National Preserve provides access to the broad range of habitats and landscapes of the unique Mojave Desert, from alkalai salt flats to Joshua tree forest, from sand dunes to recent lava flows. Established in 1976 in partnership with the Bureau of Land ManagementOpens in new window , the Center is operated for the California State University by seven southern California CSU campuses: Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona, and San Bernardino. With the passage of the California Desert Protection Act of 1994, the Desert Studies Center was placed into Mojave National PreserveOpens in new window , and the National Park Service became our federal partner. Mammal collections include 56 specimens with a focus primarily on the Mojave Desert geographic area, spanning from 1958-1992.

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Occurrence (core)

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California State University Desert Studies Center Mammal Collection. Individual catalog records should be cited by the catalog record url:


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 94f9e72e-78b4-4975-b601-b1d0a8e6487c.  CSU Desert Studies Center publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen


Terry McGlynn
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
California Desert Studies Center
Emily Dyer
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
Operations Assistant Manager
California Desert Studies Center
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

Primarily San Bernardino Co., CA. and southwest California

Bounding Coordinates South West [35, -115.473], North East [35.011, -81]

Taxonomic Coverage


Class Mammalia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1958-1992

Collection Data

Collection Name California Desert Studies Center Mammal Specimens
Collection Identifier
Parent Collection Identifier CDSC

Additional Metadata

Arctos Data Ownership and Use:;

Purpose Education and research.
Alternative Identifiers 94f9e72e-78b4-4975-b601-b1d0a8e6487c