The Division of Mammals and Division of Genomic Resources (DGR) mammal collections contain over 230,000 catalogued specimens dating from the late 1800's. Collections are world-wide in scope with particularly strong holdings from Western North America, Beringia, and Latin America.
Specimens range from traditional skin and skull vouchers to "holistic vouchers" containing skin, skull, post-cranial skeleton, up to seven tissues (heart, kidney, liver, lung, spleen, muscle, blood), karyotypes, and ecto and endo parasites. Frozen tissue samples are available for over 150,000 individual mammals and date back to the late 1970's.
The DOM and DGR specimen catalogs are fully searchable through our online database Arctos (a multi-institutional, multi-collection museum database). Specimen data are mappable on Google Earth maps via linkage to Berkeleymapper. Specimens cited in publications are linked to those publications and specimens vouchering molecular sequence data are linked to the GenBank database.
The DOM is among the most active research collections in the world and is a hub of research activity and training efforts at the University of New Mexico as witnessed through publications, dissertations, honor’s theses, grants, and annual growth.
MAJOR HOLDINGS AND COLLECTION STATISTICS
HISTORY OF THE DIVISION OF MAMMALS
MSB RESEARCHERS, STUDENTS AND PEOPLE OF INTEREST
FIELDNOTES AND CATALOGUES
INFORMATION ON MAMMALS OF NEW MEXICO
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A. pallidus photo J.S. Altenbach, others
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