USAC Mammals Collection

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The Mammals Collection of the Museum of Natural History was founded in 1989 and is represented by mammals of many parts of Guatemala. The database of this collection contains 4, 443 records corresponding to 27 families 94 genera and 150 species. The best represented orders are Rodentia, Chiroptera and Artiodactyla. The collection includes specimens prepared in different ways: skin and skull, skin and skeleton, only skin, only skull, bone remainders and fluid preserved individuals.

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Mammals Collections, Museo de Historia Natural, Escuela de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacia, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. Calle Mariscal Cruz 1-56 zona 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America


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Guatemala; Central America; Rodentia; Chiroptera; Occurrence; Specimen


Sergio Guillermo Pérez Consuegra
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Coordinador de Colecciones Zoológicas
Museo de Historia Natural de la USAC MUSHNAT
Calle Mariscal Cruz 1-56 zona 10
01010 Guatemala City
(502) 23346064/65
Laura Russell
  • Programmer
VertNet Programmer
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

There are representatives of the 22 departments (departamentos)of Guatemala. Baja Verapaz is the one with the majority of mammal records, followed by Petén and Chiquimula

Bounding Coordinates South West [13.71, -92.33], North East [18.02, -88.99]

Taxonomic Coverage

Mammals, principally Rodentia, Chiroptera and Soricomorpha.

Order Cingulata, Didelphimorphia, Pilosa, Primates, Lagomorpha, Soricomorpha, Chiroptera, Carnivora, Perissodactyla, Artiodactyla, Rodentia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1989-01-02 / 2013-08-08

Collection Data

Collection Name Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Collection Identifier USAC-mammals
Parent Collection Identifier USAC

Additional Metadata

Purpose Academic
Alternative Identifiers fee15ebc-27ce-4aff-b912-2657bbd493d2