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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceAlaska
LocalityAmchitka
Institution CodeMsb
Collection CodeMammal Specimens
Catalog Number136433
Collected ByCollector(s): Robert L. Rausch
Date Collected1951-03-30

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http://www.msb.unm.edu/mammals

The MSB Division of Mammals contains over 250,000 catalogued specimens and is among the five largest in the world. Specimens date back to the 1890's with the majority documenting the rapid environmental change that has occurred since 1950. The collection contains 16 holotypes, 6 paratypes, 1 syntype, 93 symbiotypes. Important collections integrated into the MSB include the USGS Biological Surveys collection (26,000), the UIMNH (Hoffmeister) Collection (33,000), and the Rausch Collection (4,000 specimens and parasites). Specimens range from traditional skin/skull and fluid vouchers to "holistic vouchers" containing skin, skull, post-cranial skeleton, up to seven tissue types (heart, kidney, liver, lung, spleen, muscle, blood), cell suspensions, and ecto and endo parasites. Additionally, frozen tissue samples are available for about 130,000 individual mammals and date back to the late 1970's. Serology data associated with hantavirus surveillance programs in the Americas are associated with 37,000 specimens. The MSB houses an extensive archive of field journals and catalogues that date to the 1900's and are associated with specimens held in the collection. The collections are growing rapidly through the active research programs of curators, staff, and students, and through ongoing collaborations with other institutions and governmental agencies.

Contacts

Name Joseph Cook
RoleCurator of Mammals
Emailcookjose@unm.edu
Name Joseph Cook
RoleCurator of Mammals
Emailcookjose@unm.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name David Bloom
RoleVertNet Coordinator
Emaildbloom@vertnet.org
Name John Wieczorek
RoleInformation Architect
Emailtuco@berkeley.edu
Name Dusty McDonald
RoleArctos Database Programmer
Emaildlmcdonald@alaska.edu
Name Jon Dunnum
RoleCollection Manager, Mammals
Emailjldunnum@unm.edu
Name Joseph Cook
RoleCurator of Mammals
Emailcookjose@unm.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameRattus norvegicus
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Mammalia; Rodentia; Muridae; Murinae; (Berkenhout, 1769)
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderRodentia
FamilyMuridae
GenusRattus
Specific Epithetnorvegicus
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByAndrew G. Hope
Date Identified2005-10-10
Previous IdentificationsRattus norvegicus (accepted ID) identified by Andrew G. Hope on 2005-10-10; method: legacy
Rattus norvegicus norvegicus identified by unknown on 2005-02-15; method: legacy
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number136433
Other Catalog Numberspreparator number=9821
Preparationsskin
Individual Count1
Sexfemale
Institution CodeMSB
Collection CodeMammal specimens
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MSB:Mamm:136433?seid=1682000
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Robert L. Rausch
Date Collected1951-03-30
Verbatim Date Collected30-Mar-1951
Year1951
Month03
Day30
End Day of Year89
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceAlaska
Higher GeographyNorth America, Bering Sea, United States, Alaska, Rat Islands Quad, Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Amchitka Island
ContinentNorth America
Water BodyBering Sea
Island GroupAleutian Islands
IslandAmchitka Island
LocalityAmchitka
Verbatim LocalityAmchitka, Aleutian Islands
Location According Tounknown
Georeferenced Byunknown
Georeferenced Date2012-07-08 00:00:00.0
Other
Languageen
Modified2012-11-20 10:36:59.0
IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MSB:Mamm:136433?seid=1682000
dwc:identificationVerificationStatuslegacy
dcterms:referenceshttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MSB:Mamm:136433
dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusunverified
dwc:associatedOccurrences(host of) MSB:Para http://arctos.database.museum/guid/MSB:Para:516; (same individual as) MSB:Host http://arctos.database.museum/guid/MSB:Host:688
dcterms:accessRightshttp://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:dynamicPropertiessex=female
dcterms:licensehttp://arctosdb.org/home/data/
dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MSB:Mamm:136433
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34495
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