UWBM Mammalogy Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by University of Washington Burke Museum on Jul 5, 2024 University of Washington Burke Museum

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The Burke Mammal Collection ranks as the 9th-largest university collection in North America and the 18th-largest of all collections in the Western Hemisphere. Included in our holdings are 70 species of carnivores, 140 bat species, 262 rodent species, 38 primate species, and 37 marine mammal species, with one specimen of the extinct Steller's sea cow.

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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How to cite

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University of Washington Burke Museum Mammalogy Collection


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 830eb5d0-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  University of Washington Burke Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF-US.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Jeff Bradley
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Collection Manager
University of Washington Burke Museum
Box 353010
98195 Seattle
+1 206-685-7417
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

Geographic Coverage

The collection is represented by specimens from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe. Over half of the specimens (26,292) are from Washington State. Other well represented areas of the Northwest are Oregon (11%), British Columbia (4%), and Alaska (4%).

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Mammalia

Additional Metadata


Alternative Identifiers 830eb5d0-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a