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TTU Mammals Collection

Specimen Records: 115,365
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-01-08

The NSRL’s recent mammal collection houses more than 118,000 research specimens. Nearly 80% of these specimens are in the form of dried skin and/or skull and skeletal material preparations, while the rest are fluid-preserved specimens housed in a separate collection area. The dried skin and skeletal preparations are stored in 732 metal cabinets. These cabinets are specially designed to keep the specimens safe from UV light, dust, occasional insect pests, and other harmful agents. Every specimen is labeled with information concerning its species, sex, collector, preparator, collecting location, and other pieces of collecting data. Each specimen has also been given a catalog number and its data verified and entered into a searchable computer database. All specimens of the same species are stored together, organized by country, state, county, and finally catalog number. Groups of related species are housed in adjacent cases. As with the Genetic Resources Collection, the majority of these specimens in this collection are bar coded and a project is underway to bar code the rest to facilitate the retrieval of associated data and to reduce time and effort spent by the NSRL staff in maintaining an organized collection.

Contacts

Name Heath Garner
RoleCurator of Collections
Emailheath.garner@ttu.edu
Name Heath Garner
RoleCurator of Collections
Emailheath.garner@ttu.edu
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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
dwc_datasetid_added  i114631
99.364
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i114631
99.364
dwc_taxonid_added  i114631
99.364
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i114631
99.364
gbif_canonicalname_added  i114631
99.364
gbif_genericname_added  i114631
99.364
gbif_taxon_corrected  i114631
99.364
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i114560
99.302
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i114450
99.207
gbif_vernacularname_added  i114390
99.155
gbif_reference_added  i112409
97.438
dwc_multimedia_added  i100994
87.543
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i98588
85.457
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i17770
15.403
geopoint_datum_error  i7522
6.52
dwc_genus_replaced  i3282
2.845
rev_geocode_eez  i2617
2.268
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i2276
1.973
taxon_match_failed  i2066
1.791
geopoint_low_precision  i1247
1.081
rev_geocode_mismatch  i904
0.784
dwc_family_replaced  i690
0.598
rev_geocode_corrected  i321
0.278
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i267
0.231
dwc_country_replaced  i206
0.179
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i121
0.105
dwc_continent_replaced  i118
0.102
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i52
0.045
dwc_infraspecificepithet_replaced  i35
0.03
rev_geocode_failure  i19
0.016
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i12
0.01
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i3
0.003
rev_geocode_flip_both_sign  i2
0.002
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