Cowan Tetrapod Collection - Mammals

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Cowan Tetrapod Collection - Mammals

Description

The Cowan Tetrapod Collection mammal holdings holdings of 540 species in 95 families is comprised over 20,000 specimens. Global in scope, the collection is especially strong in specimens collected from Western Canada and southern Africa. The collection was founded by Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan and his father-in-law Kenneth Racey. The mammal collection is housed at the University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum which contains approximately 2 million natural history specimens.

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Date range: Jan 1, 1930 - Jan 1, 2013

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Administrative contact
Ildiko Szabo
Assistant Curator
University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver BC Canada
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Ildiko Szabo
Assistant Curator
University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver BC Canada
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Ildiko Szabo
Assistant Curator
University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver BC Canada

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University of British Columbia

Publication Date

Apr 25, 2013

Registration Date

May 8, 2013

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Taxonomic Coverage

24 out of 29 living orders; 62% of living mammalian families are represented.

CLASS
Mammalia (Mammals)

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Description

Global in scope with a particular emphasis on Western Canada and Southern Africa.

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Global in scope with a particular emphasis on Western Canada and Southern Africa.

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Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley
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