HSU Vertebrate Museum Mammals Collection

Occurrence
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Description

The Vertebrate Museum’s mammal collection contains approximately 8,750 specimens, including skins and skeletal material from a variety of terrestrial, aquatic, marine and volant mammals. The research collection is currently the second largest of its kind in the California State University System at over 8,000 specimens. The collection dates back to 1923 and is particularly strong in marine mammals of the Pacific Ocean and terrestrial mammals from northern California and the Great Basin. It is fully accredited by the American Society of Mammalogists. We also have an outstanding teaching collection of over 800 specimens, with exceptional coverage of the Orders and Families of living mammals.

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Humboldt State University Vertebrate Museum Mammals Collection

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 62f37aae-c69a-422f-ad23-32bd92454806.  Humboldt State University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

John Reiss
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Curator
Humboldt State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Vertebrate Museum
1 Harpst Street
95521 Arcata
CA
US
707-826-4156
Thor Holmes
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Manager
Humboldt State University, Department of Biological Sciences, Vertebrate Museum
1 Harpst Street
95521 Arcata
CA
US
707-826-4872
Laura Russell
  • Programmer
VertNet Programmer
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

The collection is particularly strong in marine mammals of the Pacific Ocean and terrestrial mammals from northern California and the Great Basin.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Mammalia

Additional Metadata

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Alternative Identifiers 62f37aae-c69a-422f-ad23-32bd92454806
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