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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryNicaragua
State/ProvinceAtlantico Norte
County/ParishSiuna
LocalityEl Balsamo
Institution CodeTtu
Collection CodeMammals
Catalog Number100324
Collected ByKerr, S Et Al; Hanson, J D
Date Collected2003-07-21

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http://www.nsrl.ttu.edu/collections/Mammals/index.htm

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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Taxonomy
Scientific NameMelanomys caliginosus
Higher ClassficationMELANOMYS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderRodentia
FamilyCricetidae
GenusMelanomys
Specific Epithetcaliginosus
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number100324
Other Catalog NumbersNICA 276
PreparationsSB | skeleton | skin | skull | tissue
Sexmale
Institution CodeTTU
Collection CodeMammals
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:TTU:Mammals:100324
Basis of RecordPreservedSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByKERR, S ET AL; HANSON, J D
Collector Number643
Field NumberTK121417
Date Collected2003-07-21
Verbatim Date Collected7/21/2003
Year2003
Month7
Day21
Start Day of Year202
End Day of Year202
Locality
CountryNicaragua
Country CodeNI
State / ProvinceATLANTICO NORTE
CountySIUNA
Higher Geography| NICARAGUA | ATLANTICO NORTE | SIUNA | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityEL BALSAMO
Verbatim LocalityNICARAGUA | ATLANTICO NORTE | SIUNA | EL BALSAMO
Maximum Elevation in Meters300
Minimum Elevation in Meters300
Verbatim Elevation300 M
Other
Languageen
Modified2015-02-26
IDurn:catalog:TTU:Mammals:100324
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dwc:establishmentMeansnative
dwc:occurrenceStatuspresent
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dcterms:licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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