× Take our 30-second survey
The U.S. National Science Foundation and iDigBio are required to collect information on use of digitized collections-based specimen data. Please help us meet this requirement every time you use this search portal. Sustainability of the national digitization effort depends on evidence of data use! Maybe later.

Recordset

Search Recordset

Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Mammal Collection

Specimen Records: 216,325
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-03-02

The mammal collections at The Field Museum were founded in 1893, in the wake of the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and have grown into one of the world's premier resources for the study of mammalian evolution. Over its history the collection has had the names Field Columbian Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Natural History Museum, and again Field Museum of Natural History. Collections of Recent mammals number more than 212,000 specimens (plus ca. 1500 being processed) and 550 primary types. Each category ranks it among the largest mammal collections in the world. Although the collections are unique, encyclopedic, and worldwide in scope, those from the Philippines, Peru, Chile, Madagascar, Tanzania, Egypt, and Iran are among the world's very best.

Contacts

Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
Name Adam Ferguson
Rolenone
Emailmammals@fieldmuseum.org
Name Laura Russell
RoleProgrammer
Emaillarussell@vertnet.org
Name Sharon Grant
RoleTechnology Liaison to Science
Emailsgrant@fieldmuseum.org
  • Data Corrected
  • Data Use
  • Raw
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_replaced  i213063
98.492
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i213063
98.492
dwc_taxonid_added  i213063
98.492
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i213063
98.492
dwc_taxonrank_added  i213063
98.492
gbif_canonicalname_added  i213063
98.492
gbif_genericname_added  i213063
98.492
gbif_taxon_corrected  i213063
98.492
dwc_scientificnameauthorship_added  i209653
96.916
gbif_vernacularname_added  i203895
94.254
gbif_reference_added  i200536
92.701
geopoint_datum_missing  i185996
85.98
dwc_multimedia_added  i136096
62.913
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i66235
30.618
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i35918
16.604
dwc_country_replaced  i35200
16.272
geopoint_low_precision  i20597
9.521
taxon_match_failed  i14209
6.568
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i10811
4.998
rev_geocode_eez  i6262
2.895
dwc_continent_replaced  i3079
1.423
dwc_family_replaced  i3034
1.403
dwc_genus_replaced  i2926
1.353
rev_geocode_failure  i2772
1.281
dwc_infraspecificepithet_added  i2092
0.967
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i1620
0.749
dwc_country_added  i718
0.332
geopoint_0_coord  i160
0.074
dwc_order_added  i124
0.057
dwc_specificepithet_added  i73
0.034
datecollected_bounds  i61
0.028
rev_geocode_mismatch  i39
0.018
dwc_class_replaced  i30
0.014
rev_geocode_corrected  i21
0.01
rev_geocode_flip_both_sign  i15
0.007
dwc_family_added  i14
0.006
dwc_genus_added  i14
0.006
dwc_order_replaced  i13
0.006
dwc_phylum_replaced  i13
0.006
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i6
0.003
dwc_continent_added  i3
0.001
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i2
0.001
specimen list