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Specimen Record

ContinentAustralia
CountryAustralia
State/ProvinceNew South Wales
LocalityOcean Beach
Institution CodeAmnh
Collection CodeMammals
Catalog NumberM-274435
Collected ByB. E. Horner
Date Collected1955-03-28

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Founded in 1869, the AMNH mammal collections are among the oldest in the museum. Today, the Department of Mammalogy houses over 275,000 specimens, making it the third largest collection of recent mammals in the world. The scientific mission of the Department of Mammalogy is to describe the diversity of living and recently extinct mammals and to explore the mechanisms responsible for their evolution and extinction. In fulfillment of this objective, the department collects, archives and studies specimens of recent mammals and the data associated with those specimens. We aim always to provide the highest standards of curatorial care and to promote access to the collections by other scholars. The collections are visited by an average of 130 researchers every year, and the Department loans over 500 specimens a year to researchers around the globe. The Recent Mammals Collection, together with the remarkable collection of books, journals, and manuscripts of the Department Library and Archives provides scholars with outstanding resources for research in mammalian systematics, biodiversity and evolutionary biology.

Contacts

Name Tom Trombone
RoleData Manager
Emailtrombone@amnh.org
Name Tom Trombone
RoleData Manager
Emailtrombone@amnh.org
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Taxonomy
Scientific NamePteropus poliocephalus
Higher ClassficationAnimalia;Chordata;Mammalia;Chiroptera;Pteropodidae;Pteropus
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderChiroptera
FamilyPteropodidae
GenusPteropus
Specific Epithetpoliocephalus
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog NumberM-274435
PreparationsSkull, Skeleton, Cranium and Mandible, Complete Post Cranial, Not Mounted, Disarticulated
Individual Count1
Sexmale
Institution CodeAMNH
Collection CodeMammals
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:AMNH:Mammals:M-274435
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByB. E. Horner
Collector Number109
Date Collected1955-03-28
Verbatim Date Collected1955-03-28
Year1955
Month3
Day28
Start Day of Year87
End Day of Year87
Locality
CountryAustralia
Country CodeAU
State / ProvinceNew South Wales
Higher GeographyAustralia;Australia;New South Wales;;;;;
ContinentAustralasia
LocalityOcean Beach
Verbatim LocalityAustralia; Australia; New South Wales; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; Australia; Australia; New South Wales; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; Ocean Beach
Other
Languageen
Modified2013-08-07
IDurn:catalog:AMNH:Mammals:M-274435
dwc:datasetID7ddf754f-d193-4cc9-b351-99906754a03b
dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
dcterms:accessRightshttp://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34925
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