National Mammal Atlas Project, onlin…

Occurrence dataset published by The Mammal Society

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National Mammal Atlas Project, online recording


Public sightings of mammals in Britain, submitted via an online recording form.


Mammals in Britain are critically under-recorded. To address this, The Mammal Society is compiling a National Mammal Atlas, the first for over 20 years, which will provide a detailed, up-to-date picture of mammal distribution and abundance across the British Isles. Records will build the atlas and provide vital information about mammals over the last 15 years, to help us make informed conservation decisions for mammals. This recording will be on going after, beyond the 2015 for an on line atlas.

Additional Information

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1829 - Jun 14, 2016

Language of Metadata


Language of Data


The Mammal Society
Metadata author
The Mammal Society
Administrative contact
The Mammal Society Admininistrator


Published by

The Mammal Society

Publication Date

Jul 14, 2016

Registration Date

Apr 1, 2013

Hosted by

UK National Biodiversity Network

Served by

HTTP Installation UK NBN

External Data

Metadata Documents

77,059 Georeferenced data

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British Isles. Coverage is incomplete; occurrence of records is dependent on recording effort.. The majority of records in this dataset are provided with 100m or greater precision.


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Taxonomic Coverage

Apodemus, Apodemus flavicollis, Apodemus sylvaticus, Arvicola, Arvicola amphibius, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Balaenoptera physalus, Barbastella, Barbastella barbastellus, British White Cattle, Capra aegagrus, Capra hircus, Capreolus capreolus, Castor fiber, Cervidae, Cervus elaphus, Cervus elaphus x Cervus nippon, Cervus nippon, Chiroptera, Cynomys ludovicianus, Dama dama, Delphinus, Delphinus delphis, Eptesicus serotinus, Equus asinus, Erinaceidae, Erinaceus, Erinaceus europaeus, Felis, Felis catus, Felis silvestris, Felis silvestris x catus, Fell Pony, Glis glis, Globicephala melas, Grampus griseus, Halichoerus grypus, Homo sapiens, Hydropotes inermis, Hyperoodon ampullatus, Lagenorhynchus albirostris, Lagomorpha, Lepus, Lepus europaeus, Lepus timidus, Lepus timidus subsp. hibernicus, Lepus timidus subsp. scoticus, Lutra, Lutra lutra, Macropus rufogriseus, Mammalia, Martes martes, Megaptera novaeangliae, Meles meles, Micromys minutus, Microtus, Microtus agrestis, Microtus arvalis, Microtus arvalis subsp. orcadensis, Muntiacus reevesi, Muridae, Mus, Mus musculus, Muscardinus avellanarius, Mustela, Mustela erminea, Mustela erminea subsp. erminea, Mustela furo x putorius, Mustela lutreola, Mustela nivalis, Mustela putorius, Mustela putorius subsp. furo, Mustelidae, Myodes, Myodes glareolus, Myotis, Myotis alcathoe, Myotis bechsteinii, Myotis brandtii, Myotis daubentonii, Myotis mystacinus, Myotis mystacinus/brandtii, Myotis nattereri, Neomys fodiens, Neovison vison, Nyctalus, Nyctalus leisleri, Nyctalus noctula, Orcinus orca, Oryctolagus cuniculus, Ovis, Ovis aries, Phoca vitulina, Phocidae, Phocoena phocoena, Phocoenidae, Physeter macrocephalus, Pipistrellus, Pipistrellus kuhlii, Pipistrellus nathusii, Pipistrellus pipistrellus sensu lato, Pipistrellus pipistrellus sensu stricto, Pipistrellus pygmaeus, Plecotus, Plecotus auritus, Rangifer tarandus, Rattus, Rattus norvegicus, Rattus rattus, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Rhinolophus hipposideros, Rodentia, Sciuridae, Sciurus, Sciurus carolinensis, Sciurus vulgaris, Sorex, Sorex araneus, Sorex minutus, Soricidae, Sus domesticus, Sus scrofa, Talpa europaea, Tamias sibiricus, Tursiops, Tursiops truncatus, Vespertilionidae, Vulpes vulpes


Quality control

Data quality high, records are validated based on recorder credentials and expert review by mammal experts. Geolocation accuracy is likely to be high use functionality available via the online recording form. Many records also have a photograph attached to aid verification.

Method Steps

  1. Data is collected through an Indicia online recording form, via iRecord ( and the Mammal Tracker Smartphone App ( Data is stored in the Indicia data warehouse, hosted by the Biological Records Centre. Data is verified by experienced mammal experts using the iRecord system.