UAM Earth Sciences Collection (Arcto…

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UAM Earth Sciences Collection (Arctos)

Description

The University of Alaska Museum of the North Earth Sciences collection (UAMES) focuses on Alaskan fossils. It contains more than 65,000 specimens in two sub-collections: paleontology and geology (not databased yet). The paleontology collection houses both vertebrate and invertebrate specimens, ranging from Cambrian archaeocyathids to Quaternary mammals. Significantly, it is the largest collection of polar dinosaurs in the world with 10,000 specimens, primarily from the North Slope of Alaska. It also comprises a diverse assortment of Alaskan Quaternary mammals, including a large portion of the material collected throughout Alaska by Otto W. Geist between the late 1920s and the 1960s. The collection also contains a variety of paleobotanical specimens and a large collection of invertebrates (both micro- and macrofossils). It is home to 39 holotypes and 409 paratypes, most of which are invertebrates. The collection is growing through active research projects in different regions of Alaska and collaboration with state and federal agencies.

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Living time period: 1927-present

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Administrative contact
Patrick Druckenmiller
Curator of Earth Sciences
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States (907) 474-6954
Metadata author
Patrick Druckenmiller
Curator of Earth Sciences
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States (907) 474-6954
Originator
Patrick Druckenmiller
Curator of Earth Sciences
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States (907) 474-6954

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University of Alaska Museum of the North

Publication Date

Dec 18, 2014

Registration Date

May 1, 2013

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Taxonomic Coverage

The UAM Earth Sciences Collection has especially strong coverage of Late Cretaceous Dinosauria and Quaternary Mammalia. General coverage includes Mammalia, Reptilia, Pinopsida, Archaeocyatha, Bivalvia, Anthozoa, Cephalopoda, Trilobita, Gastropoda, Aves, Insecta, Graptolithina, Vertebrata, Actinopterygii, Crinoidea, Ichnites, Granuloreticulosea, Magnoliopsida, Chondrichthyes, Conodonta, Echinoidea, Polychaeta, Osteichthyes, Scaphopoda, Radiolaria

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Geographic coverage of the UAM Earth Sciences Collection is primarily North America, with a focus on Cambrian to Quaternary, Alaska

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Geographic Coverage

Geographic coverage of the UAM Earth Sciences Collection is primarily North America, with a focus on Cambrian to Quaternary, Alaska

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Administrative contact
Julie Rousseau
Earth Sciences Collection Manager
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States (907) 474-6946
Point of contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley