University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Mammalogy Collection (UAMZ)

Latest version published by University of Alberta Museums on Jul 30, 2019 University of Alberta Museums

With more than 10,000 specimens representing 16 orders and 76 families, the Mammalogy Collection's taxonomic and geographic scope spans the planet, with strong representation from Northwestern Canada. The collection consists primarily of skins and skulls, with additional skeletal and fluid-preserved specimens. There are many rare and historically important specimens. The collection is used for teaching and research.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 10,598 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

(2015): University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Mammalogy Collection (UAMZ). v2.37. University of Alberta Museums. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.18165/brxhjf

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Alberta Museums. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 88d5d94e-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  University of Alberta Museums publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

University of Alberta Museums
Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-5834
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Andy Derocher
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-5570
https://uofa.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences/faculty-and-staff/academic-staff/andrew-derocher

Who filled in the metadata:

Denis La France
Systems Administrator
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-7958
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/
Alyssa Becker-Burns
Assistant Director Collections Management
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-3871
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Custodian Steward
Denis La France
Systems Administrator
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-7958
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca
Custodian Steward
Alyssa Becker-Burns
Assistant Director Collection Management
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-3871
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/
Curator
Andy Derocher
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-5570
https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/andrew-derocher

Geographic Coverage

Global, North America, Canada, Alberta, Northwest Territories

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

The following taxonomic groups make up >10% of the collection: Mammalia, Rodentia, Soricomorpha, Cricetidae, Muridae, Soricidae, Sciuridae, Sorex, Peromyscus, Microtus, Clethrionomys

Class  Mammalia (Mammals)
Order  Rodentia (Rodents),  Soricomorpha
Family  Cricetidae,  Muridae (Mice, Rats),  Soricidae (Shrews),  Sciuridae (Chipmunks, Marmots, Squirrels)
Genus  Sorex (Red-Toothed Shrews),  Peromyscus (Deer-Mice, White-Footed Mice),  Microtus (Meadow Mice/Voles),  Clethrionomys (Red-Backed Voles)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1905-current

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Alberta Museum of Zoology Mammalogy Collection
Collection Identifier UAMZ
Parent Collection Identifier UAM
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Dried,  Refrigerated,  Mounted,  Other

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.18165/brxhjf
88d5d94e-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://web.macs.ualberta.ca:8088/ipt/resource?r=uamz_mammalogy