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NCSM Mammals Collection

Specimen Records: 17,713
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2016-08-31

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Mammal Unit collection contains approximately 20,000 specimens and is one of the largest regional mammal collections in the southeast. The collection was accredited in 2000 by the American Society of Mammalogists. With early acquisitions from the Brimley brothers in the late 1800’s, the collection consists of 42% North Carolina, 81% Southeastern United States, 96% United States material, with the remainder having North American or other international origin. It encompasses the taxonomic units of 20 orders, 73 families, 237 genera, and over 500 unique Genus-species combinations. Holdings are especially strong in Rodentia, Soricimorpha, Chiroptera, Carnivora, Cetacea and Sirenia. Important recent acquisitions include University of Kentucky, George Mason University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and personal collections. The collection includes study skins, tanned hides, skulls, complete skeletons, fluid-preserved material, tissues for molecular analyses, and other materials.

Contacts

Name Ben Norton
RoleCollections Data Curator
Emailben.norton@naturalsciences.org
Name Benjamin Hess
RoleCollections Manager of Mammals
Emailbenjamin.hess@naturalsciences.org
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This table shows any data corrections that were performed on this recordset to improve the capabilities of iDigBio Search. The first column represents the correction performed. The last two columns represent the number and percentage of records that were corrected. A complete list of the data quality flags and their descriptions can be found here. Clicking on a data flag name will take you to a search for all records with this flag in this recordset.
FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
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99.718
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99.718
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99.718
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99.718
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99.718
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99.718
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99.661
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99.215
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98.718
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97.939
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97.584
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96.551
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1.355
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1.157
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0.119
dwc_continent_replaced  i15
0.085
dwc_family_replaced  i14
0.079
rev_geocode_corrected  i9
0.051
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0.04
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dwc_continent_added  i3
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dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i2
0.011
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