Northern Michigan University (NMU) Mammal Specimens (Arctos)

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The mammal collection of Northern Michigan University holds skins, skeletons, and frozen tissues, with strengths in small mammals (especially rodents, insectivores) of the Great Lakes Region and wolves of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Mammal Collection, Northern Michigan University, Northern Museum of Zoology. 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: a909e61b-b5f6-4592-a699-428619b3dd55.  Northern Michigan University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Kurt Galbreath
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Faculty Curator
Northern Michigan University Museum of Zoology
Biology Department, Northern Michigan University, 2119 New Science Facility
49855 Marquette
(906) 227-1586
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

Geographic Coverage

The NMU Museum of Zoology mammal collection contains specimens predominantly from Michigan, with some specimens from other U.S. states and Canada.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-25, -180], North East [70, -70]

Taxonomic Coverage

The NMU Museum of Zoology mammal collection contains representatives of multiple orders of mammals, with the largest holdings from rodents, carnivores, and shrews.

Class Mammalia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1900-present

Collection Data

Collection Name Northern Michigan University (NMU) Mammal specimens
Collection Identifier
Parent Collection Identifier NMU
Specimen preservation methods Dried

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers a909e61b-b5f6-4592-a699-428619b3dd55