University of Alaska Museum (UAM) Mammal specimens (Arctos) for GGBN

Latest version published by University of Alaska Museum of the North on Jul 2, 2021 University of Alaska Museum of the North

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The University of Alaska Museum houses one of the 10 largest mammal collections in North America, with over 135,000 cataloged specimens. Over 90% of these are from Alaska and include unparalleled series of small mammals, carnivores, and marine mammals. Over 80,000 include frozen tissue samples housed in UAM's Genomic Resources facility. An average of 1,000 specimens are loaned to researchers each year.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 180,421 records.

5 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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The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Mammal Collection, University of Alaska Museum (UAM)


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Alaska Museum of the North. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

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Occurrence; Specimen; Specimen


John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
  • Originator
Information Architect
8401 Bariloche
Río Negro
Kyndall Hildebrandt
  • Metadata Provider
Genomic Resources Collection Manager
University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
99775-6960 Fairbanks
(907) 474-6914
Aren Gunderson
  • Point Of Contact
Mammals Collection Manager
University of Alaska Musem
Dusty McDonald
  • Point Of Contact
Arctos Database Programmer

Geographic Coverage


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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Alaska Museum (UAM) Mammal specimens
Collection Identifier UAM:Mamm
Parent Collection Identifier UAM

Additional Metadata