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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceMichigan
County/ParishIngham
LocalityMichigan State University, East Lansing
Latitude42.70433509138507
Longitude-84.4840761615149
Institution CodeMsu
Collection CodeMr
Catalog NumberMr.2260
Collected ByCollector Unknown
Date Collected1895-09-02

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The Michigan State University Museum (MSU) Mammal Research Collection includes more than 39,500 specimens, approximately 8,000 of which are from the Great Lakes region. Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador are also well represented. The collection includes skeletons, study skins, skulls, tanned hides, frozen tissues, and fluid-preserved specimens.

The Ornithology Research Collection includes over 13,000 specimens; more than one third are from Michigan. Also well-represented are Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Brazil. Many of the specimens were part of the original holdings of the Michigan Agricultural College Museum, among them historically important series collected by naturalists Walter Barrows and Dillman S. Bullock. The collection includes study skins, skeletons, taxidermy mounts, eggs, nests, and fluid-preserved specimens.

The Vertebrate Paleontology Research collection includes over 4,200 specimens, approximately 90% of which are from North America. The most significant holdings are Cenozoic amphibians and reptiles from throughout North America, Permian fishes and tetrapods from Texas, and Late Pleistocene faunal remains from the Great Lakes region.

Contacts

Name Laura Abraczinskas
RoleCollections Manager
Emailabraczi1@msu.edu
Name Laura Abraczinskas
RoleCollections Manager
Emailabraczi1@msu.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameOndatra zibethicus zibethicus
Higher ClassficationAnimalia | Chordata | Mammalia | Rodentia | Muridae | Ondatra
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderRodentia
FamilyCricetidae
GenusOndatra
Specific Epithetzibethicus
Infraspecific Epithetzibethicus
Taxon Ranksubspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog NumberMR.2260
Preparationsskull
Institution CodeMSU
Collection CodeMR
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:MSU:MR:MR.2260
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector Unknown
Collector NumberWJB
Date Collected1895-09-02
Year1895
Month9
Day2
Start Day of Year245
End Day of Year245
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceMichigan
CountyIngham
Higher GeographyNorth and Central America | United States | Michigan | Ingham County | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityMichigan State University, East Lansing
Verbatim LocalityNorth and Central America | United States | Michigan | Ingham County | Michigan State University, East Lansing
Decimal Latitude42.7043
Decimal Longitude-84.4841
Georeference ProtocolVertNet Georeferencing Guidelines
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters3325
Geodetic DatumNAD27
Georeference RemarksCoordinates are for center of Michigan State University property, which extends from the intersection of Michigan street and Grand River Avenue, southward to the intersection of College Road and south Sandhill Road.
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-04-09
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