MVZ Mammal Collection (Arctos)

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MVZ Mammal Collection (Arctos)

Description

The MVZ mammal collection is the fourth largest in the United States and the second largest such collection associated with a U.S. academic institution. It contains over 228,000 skin, skull, skeleton and fluid-preserved specimens. Over 33,700 are also represented by frozen or fluid preserved tissues. The collection includes 364 type specimens, making it the fourth largest collection of such specimens in the US. Karyotype (chromosome) preparations are available for ca. 4,000 rodent specimens. These consist of slides of chromosome preparations and, in some cases, black and white photos and/or 35 mm negatives of chromosome spreads. The mammal collection also houses large series of lab-raised specimens from research by Francis B. Sumner, Richard D. Sage, and William Z. Lidicker.

Temporal coverages

Living time period: 1858 to present

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Administrative contact
Chris Conroy
Staff Curator of Mammals
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley 3101 Valley Life Science Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA United States (510) 643-7709
Metadata author
Chris Conroy
Staff Curator of Mammals
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley 3101 Valley Life Science Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA United States (510) 643-7709
Originator
Chris Conroy
Staff Curator of Mammals
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley 3101 Valley Life Science Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA United States (510) 643-7709

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Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Publication Date

Aug 8, 2014

Registration Date

Apr 13, 2013

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Taxonomic Coverage

The MVZ mammal collection is taxonomically synoptic. It includes representatives of 25 of the 26 currently recognized orders of mammals, nearly 60% of mammalian families, and more than 50% of mammalian genera. Rodents and bats are especially well-represented, with large series of individuals for multiple taxa.

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Mammalia

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The MVZ mammal collection is global, with an emphasis on western North America and specifically the continental US, Alaska, western Canada, and northwester… more

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Geographic Coverage

The MVZ mammal collection is global, with an emphasis on western North America and specifically the continental US, Alaska, western Canada, and northwestern Mexico. Also present are large and significant collections from Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, and Australasia.

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Associated parties

Point of contact
James Patton
Faculty Curator of Mammals
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA United States (510) 643-7712
Point of contact
Eileen Lacey
Faculty Curator of Mammals
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building 94720-3160 Berkeley CA United States (510) 643-0284
Point of contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum