MLZ Mammal Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Moore Laboratory of Zoology on Jul 11, 2024 Moore Laboratory of Zoology

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A small but influential part of the Moore Laboratory of Zoology, this collection of over 2,000 mammals includes specimens collected by Chester C. Lamb and John C. Hafner. Many of these specimens are paired with skeletons, tissue, and chromosomal data.

Data Records

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1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Occurrence (core)

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Moore Laboratory of Zoology (MLZ)


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 226b536c-25f9-4f6b-b144-edcbdffa3566.  Moore Laboratory of Zoology publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF-US.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


John McCormack
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Moore Laboratory of Zoology
1600 Campus Road, Occidental College
90041 Los Angeles
(323) 259-1352
Laura Russell
  • Programmer
VertNet Programmer
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Dusty McDonald
  • Point Of Contact
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
James Maley
  • Content Provider
Collections Manager
Moore Laboratory of Zoology
1600 Campus Road, Occidental College
90041 Los Angeles
(323) 259-1320

Geographic Coverage

Geographic strengths of the MLZ mammal collection are Mexico and the United States.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Taxonomic strengths of the MLZ mammal collection include Rodentia (1,865) and Chiroptera (171).

Class Mammalia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1913-present

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 226b536c-25f9-4f6b-b144-edcbdffa3566