Northern Michigan University (NMU) Parasite specimens (Arctos)

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The parasite collection of the Northern Michigan University Museum of Zoology primarily focuses on the arthropod and helminth parasites of small mammals from the Great Lakes region. It also houses a large collection of parasites collected from American pikas. The majority of parasite specimens are linked to archived host voucher and tissue specimens at NMU and other institutions.

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Northern Michigan University, Northern Museum of Zoology Parasite Collection. Individual catalog records should be cited by the catalog record url:


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Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen


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

Geographic Coverage

Primarily the Great Lakes region with some representation from other areas of North America.

Bounding Coordinates South West [7, -178], North East [83, -49]

Taxonomic Coverage

Arthropod and helminth parasites of small mammals.

Phylum Arthropoda, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Acanthocephala

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 2004 to present

Collection Data

Collection Name Northern Michigan University (NMU) Parasite specimens
Collection Identifier
Parent Collection Identifier NMU
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Mounted

Additional Metadata

Arctos Data Ownership and Use:;

Purpose Education and Research
Alternative Identifiers f587121a-4ff2-4e07-bbde-65007202a518