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Specimen Record

ContinentOceania
CountrySamoa
Institution CodeAmnh
Collection CodeMammals
Catalog NumberM-256968
Collected ByG. J. Wiles
Date Collected1984-11-01

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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 samoensis samoensis
Higher ClassficationAnimalia;Chordata;Mammalia;Chiroptera;Pteropodidae;Pteropus
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderChiroptera
FamilyPteropodidae
GenusPteropus
Specific Epithetsamoensis
Infraspecific Epithetsamoensis
Taxon Ranksubspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog NumberM-256968
PreparationsNot Mounted
Individual Count1
Sexfemale
Institution CodeAMNH
Collection CodeMammals
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:AMNH:Mammals:M-256968
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByG. J. Wiles
Collector Number69
Date Collected1984-11-01
Verbatim Date Collected1984-11-01
Year1984
Month11
Day1
Start Day of Year306
End Day of Year306
Locality
CountrySamoa
Higher GeographyOceania;Samoa;;;;Samoa Islands;South Pacific;
ContinentOceania
Water BodySouth Pacific
Island GroupSamoa Islands
Verbatim LocalityOceania; Samoa; ; ; ; South Pacific; ; ; Samoa Islands; ;
Other
Languageen
Modified2013-08-07
IDurn:catalog:AMNH:Mammals:M-256968
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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