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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceWest Virginia
County/ParishPendleton Co
LocalitySmoke Hole; Cave Mountain Cave
Latitude38.84731212486136
Longitude-79.27086288741171
Institution CodeKu
Collection CodeKum
Catalog Number10646
Collected ByTaylor L H
Date Collected1933-06-23

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http://biodiversity.ku.edu/mammalogy/collections

The mammal collection at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum is one of the world's largest (the fifth largest mammal collection in North America and the third largest university collection in the world). The most common preparation type is a prepared skin, with the skull cleaned and stored in a separated container (our preparation code is SS). Second-most common is a skin with the entire skeleton cleaned and stored separately (SB). Some specimens consist only of a skull (SK) or cranium (CO). Other specimens may consist of a partial skeleton (PS), an entire skeleton (SN) or only a skin (SO). Many of our specimens are stored in alcohol (AL), or are in alcohol with the skull removed and cleaned (SA). Tissues associated with any of these preparation types are noted as a separate field in our database. Because there are active public education and exhibits programs in the KU Natural History Museum, a few of our specimens are taxidermy mounts (BM) and some are housed permanently on exhibit. Other preparation types are coded as “other” (OT). Occasionally, specimens are prepared with the baculum or os clitoris and separately stored in preserving fluid. Non-standard preparation types and additional materials are noted in a comments field in our database.

We have extensive historical collections from Central America, Mexico, and southeast, central, western regions of the United States and Alaska. We recently added outstanding collections from the Philippines and New Guinea. We anticipate continuing to maintain our strengths in these geographic regions, emphasizing bats, rodents and insectivores—current taxonomic strengths. Most of our collection consists of nicely prepared skins, skulls, and complete skeletons, with most recent specimens accompanied by tissues.

There are 135 type specimens in our collection at present. Of these, the largest number (97) are rodents. There are also 6 insectivore, 25 bat, 5 lagomorph, and 2 carnivore holotypes. Lists of the Mammalogy's type specimens have been published by Jones and Genoways (1969) and Jones et al. (1984), although several have been described since. Types have been described from Barbados, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (14 states), Mozambique, Nicaragua, Philippines, Venezuela, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and from 12 states in the U.S. All type specimens are kept in the designated "type case" at all times. Use of type specimens must be arranged with the curators.

There is broad taxonomic coverage, including important holdings of Central and South American marsupials, insectivores, bats, rodents; Holarctic shrews, microtines, squirrels and North American bats, insectivores, carnivores, rodents and lagomorphs.

Contacts

Name Norm Slade
RoleCurator Emeritus of Mammalogy
Emailslade@ku.edu
Name Norm Slade
RoleCurator Emeritus of Mammalogy
Emailslade@ku.edu
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Emaillarussell@ku.edu
Name Robert Timm
RoleCurator
Emailbtimm@ku.edu
Name Norm Slade
RoleCurator Emeritus of Mammalogy
Emailslade@ku.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameCorynorhinus townsendii virginianus
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderChiroptera
FamilyVespertilionidae
GenusCorynorhinus
Specific Epithettownsendii
Infraspecific Epithetvirginianus
Specimen
Catalog Number10646
PreparationsAL
SexF
Institution CodeKU
Collection CodeKUM
Occurrence ID9092c52d-1ed8-11e3-bfac-90b11c41863e
Dataset NameUniversity of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Mammalogy Collection
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByTAYLOR L H
Date Collected1933-06-23
Year1933
Month6
Day23
Locality
CountryU S A
State / ProvinceWEST VIRGINIA
CountyPENDLETON CO
ContinentNorth America
LocalitySMOKE HOLE; CAVE MOUNTAIN CAVE
Decimal Latitude38.8472
Decimal Longitude-79.2711
Location Remarkscoordinates for summit of Cave Mountain ("backbone" of Smoke Hole area); extent (Smoke Hole in Pendleton Co. only) includes North Fork and Middle Mountains (W and E boundaries), county line (in N), and southern access road.
Geodetic DatumNAD27
Georeferenced ByRobin Bolig (MSU)
Georeferenced Date2003-08-11
Other
Languageen
Modified2010-01-11 22:21:06.0
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