California State University, Long Beach Mammal specimens (Arctos)

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The CSULB mammal collection has ~12,700 specimens preserved as study skins, skulls, skeletons, and fluid preprations. The vast majority of the specimens are regional, with a focus on rodents of Southern California, Utah, and northwestern Mexico. The collection includes vouchers from systematic and parasitological studies of CSULB faculty.

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Occurrence (core)

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California State University Long Beach Mammal Collection


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 431b19b9-b5b4-4bcb-ae11-072899dd4c52.  California State University, Long Beach publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen


Suellen Jacob
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Vertebrate Collections Manager
California State University, Long Beach
Ted Stankowich
  • Point Of Contact
Mammalogy Professer
California State University, Long Beach
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

Mostly southwestern United States and northeastern Mexico.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Most mammal taxa are represented, but Rodentia by far the most so.

Class Mammalia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1868-present

Collection Data

Collection Name California State University, Long Beach Mammal specimens
Collection Identifier
Parent Collection Identifier CSULB
Specimen preservation methods Mounted,  Dried,  Alcohol

Additional Metadata

Arctos Data Ownership and Use:;

Purpose Teaching, research.
Alternative Identifiers 431b19b9-b5b4-4bcb-ae11-072899dd4c52