WNMU Fish Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Western New Mexico University on Apr 12, 2024 Western New Mexico University

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Western New Mexico University houses a regional collection of fish specimens (about 400 lots of specimens) focused on the biodiversity of southwestern New Mexico, primarily the Mimbres, Gila, and San Francisco river drainages. This collection is part of the Gila Center for Natural History within the Department of Natural Sciences. The collection has grown slowly with incorporation of new specimens.

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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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Western New Mexico University Fish Collection


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Western New Mexico University. 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.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 0b1be9d9-3825-4306-adf0-60551ee0dd31.  Western New Mexico University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Randy Jennings
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Western New Mexico University
Department of Natural Sciences
88061 Silver City
(575) 538-6519
Laura Russell
  • Programmer
VertNet Programmer
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

Geographic coverage of the Western New Mexico University fish collection is primarily North America, with a focus on New Mexico.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Actinopterygii, Osteichthyes

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1962-present

Additional Metadata


Alternative Identifiers 0b1be9d9-3825-4306-adf0-60551ee0dd31