TTU Mammals Collection

Occurrence dataset published by Museum of Texas Tech University (TTU)

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TTU Mammals Collection

Description

The NSRL’s recent mammal collection houses more than 118,000 research specimens. Nearly 80% of these specimens are in the form of dried skin and/or skull and skeletal material preparations, while the rest are fluid-preserved specimens housed in a separate collection area. The dried skin and skeletal preparations are stored in 732 metal cabinets. These cabinets are specially designed to keep the specimens safe from UV light, dust, occasional insect pests, and other harmful agents. Every specimen is labeled with information concerning its species, sex, collector, preparator, collecting location, and other pieces of collecting data. Each specimen has also been given a catalog number and its data verified and entered into a searchable computer database. All specimens of the same species are stored together, organized by country, state, county, and finally catalog number. Groups of related species are housed in adjacent cases. As with the Genetic Resources Collection, the majority of these specimens in this collection are bar coded and a project is underway to bar code the rest to facilitate the retrieval of associated data and to reduce time and effort spent by the NSRL staff in maintaining an organized collection.

Temporal coverages

Living time period: ~1894-current year

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Administrative contact
Heath Garner
Curator of Collections
Natural Science Research Laboratory, Museum of TTU 3301 4th Street, PO Box 43191 79409 Lubbock TX United States +01 806-742-2486
Metadata author
Heath Garner
Curator of Collections
Natural Science Research Laboratory, Museum of TTU 3301 4th Street, PO Box 43191 79409 Lubbock TX United States +01 806-742-2486
Originator
Heath Garner
Curator of Collections
Natural Science Research Laboratory, Museum of TTU 3301 4th Street, PO Box 43191 79409 Lubbock TX United States +01 806-742-2486

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Museum of Texas Tech University (TTU)

Publication Date

Jun 11, 2014

Registration Date

Jun 11, 2014

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The mammal collection represents a permanent record of the natural history of the Lubbock area, Texas, and the United States in general. In addition, throu… more

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Geographic Coverage

The mammal collection represents a permanent record of the natural history of the Lubbock area, Texas, and the United States in general. In addition, through the efforts of faculty, research associates, and students of Texas Tech University, the fauna of many other countries, such as former Yugoslavia, Paraguay, Mexico, and Peru, are represented in the collections as well. Since 2001, multiple studies have been conducted in Ecuador, Honduras, and in the Ukraine, as well as continuing throughout Texas.

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Administrative contact
Robert Bradley
Curator of Mammals
Museum of Texas Tech University 3301 4th Street, BOX 43191 79409-3191 TX United States 806-834-1303
Administrative contact
Robert Baker
NSRL Director/Curator of Mammals & GRC
Museum of Texas Tech University 3301 4th Street, BOX 43191 79409-3191 Lubbock TX United States 806-834-3678
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John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley