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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceCalifornia
County/ParishInyo County
LocalityFurnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, Death Valley National Park
Latitude36.463047
Longitude-116.877552
Institution CodeMvz
Collection CodeMammal Specimens
Catalog Number31530
Collected ByCollector(s): Francis B. Sumner, Joseph Grinnell
Date Collected1920-04-05

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The MVZ mammal collection is the fourth largest in the United States and the second largest such collection associated with a U.S. academic institution. It contains over 228,000 skin, skull, skeleton and fluid-preserved specimens. Over 33,700 are also represented by frozen or fluid preserved tissues. The collection includes 364 type specimens, making it the fourth largest collection of such specimens in the US. Karyotype (chromosome) preparations are available for ca. 4,000 rodent specimens. These consist of slides of chromosome preparations and, in some cases, black and white photos and/or 35 mm negatives of chromosome spreads. The mammal collection also houses large series of lab-raised specimens from research by Francis B. Sumner, Richard D. Sage, and William Z. Lidicker.

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Name Chris Conroy
RoleStaff Curator of Mammals
Emailondatra@berkeley.edu
Name Chris Conroy
RoleStaff Curator of Mammals
Emailondatra@berkeley.edu
Name Laura Russell
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Name John Wieczorek
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Name Eileen Lacey
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Name James Patton
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Name Chris Conroy
RoleStaff Curator of Mammals
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameReithrodontomys megalotis megalotis
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Mammalia; Rodentia; Cricetidae; Neotominae;
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderRodentia
FamilyCricetidae
GenusReithrodontomys
Specific Epithetmegalotis
Infraspecific Epithetmegalotis
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identified ByMuseum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
Date Identified1999-01-27
Previous IdentificationsReithrodontomys megalotis megalotis (accepted ID) identified by Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley on 1999-01-27; method: legacy
Identification QualifierA
Catalog Number31530
Other Catalog Numberscollector number=5096; second collector number=5098
Preparationswhole organism (ethanol)
Individual Count1
Sexmale
Institution CodeMVZ
Collection CodeMammal specimens
Occurrence IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Mamm:31530?seid=1518291
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCollector(s): Francis B. Sumner, Joseph Grinnell
Collector Number5096
Date Collected1920-04-05
Verbatim Date Collected5 Apr 1920
Year1920
Month04
Day05
End Day of Year96
Locality
CountryUnited States
State / ProvinceCalifornia
CountyInyo County
Higher GeographyNorth America, United States, California, Inyo County
ContinentNorth America
LocalityFurnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, Death Valley National Park
Verbatim LocalityFurnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley National Monument
Decimal Latitude36.463047
Decimal Longitude-116.877552
Maximum Elevation in Meters-66.7512
Minimum Elevation in Meters-66.7512
Georeference Protocolnot recorded
Location RemarksFor details on locality and other data, see Grinnell, J. 1937. Mammals of Death Valley. Proceedings of The California Academic of Sciences, Fourth Series, Vol. 23, No. 9, pp. 115-169. -- It is impossible to determine exactly where traplines were set or non-trapped animals were collected, but from field notes if Dixon, Grinnell, McQuesten, and Sumner, most specimens were either obtained along the irrigation ditch of the old ranch or in the mesquite hummocks to the north, west, or southwest of the ranch headquarters -- the mid-point of a circle with a 0.75 mi radius and that covers the ranch and extends out through the mesquite hummocks is at approximately 36.463047, -116.877552, elevation -219 ft (GoogleEarth, WGS84 datum) - I would correct coordinates and elevation for all specimens from this locality to these, and indicate error radius of 0.75 mi. -- Dixon catalogs this specimen but otherwise makes no mention of where he obtained it in his fieldnotes. The MVZ Bird catalog gives the locality as "Furnace Creek Ranch" with no indication of an elevation. Reviewed by Jim Patton 1/26/16.
Verbatim Coordinates36.4572/-116.8653
Location According ToJames L. Patton
Coordinate Uncertainty In Meters1207.008
Geodetic DatumNorth American Datum 1927
Georeferenced ByJames L. Patton
Georeferenced Date2000-08-22 00:00:00.0
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-09-09 12:01:12.0
IDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Mamm:31530?seid=1518291
dwc:identificationVerificationStatuslegacy
dcterms:referenceshttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Mamm:31530
dwc:establishmentMeanswild caught
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dwc:georeferenceVerificationStatusunverified
dcterms:accessRightshttp://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html
dwc:dynamicPropertiessex=male
dwc:georeferenceSourcesGoogle Earth
dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
dwc:organismIDhttp://arctos.database.museum/guid/MVZ:Mamm:31530
dwc:institutionIDurn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34777
dwc:verbatimCoordinateSystemdecimal degrees
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