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Vertebrate Zoology Division - Mammalogy, Yale Peabody Museum

Latest version published by Yale University Peabody Museum on May 7, 2021 Yale University Peabody Museum

The mammal collection in the Yale Peabody Museums’s Division of Vertebrate Zoology, although small, is worldwide in coverage, and is used principally for teaching. The 5,086 mammal skins (over 720 species) date from the 19th century, and includes several rare and endangered species: the African elephant, black rhinoceros, orangutan, mountain gorilla, red wolf, black-footed ferret and snow leopard. The skeleton collection is likewise small (4,776 specimens representing over 770 species), but historically important, and contains a disproportionate number of large animals, among them one of only 7 complete skeletons of the now extinct quagga, and a large series of buffalo skulls from the 1870s.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 15,787 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    15787
  • Multimedia 
    224

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Versions

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Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Yale University Peabody Museum. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

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Keywords

Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Larry Gall
Head, Computer Systems Office
Yale Peabody Museum 170 Whitney Avenue 06511 New Haven CT US 203-432-9892
http://www.peabody.yale.edu

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kristof Zyskowski
Division of Vertebrate Zoology
Yale Peabody Museum 170 Whitney Avenue 06511 New Haven CT US 203-432-9821
http://www.peabody.yale.edu

Who filled in the metadata:

Larry Gall
Head, Computer Systems Office
Yale Peabody Museum 170 Whitney Avenue 06511 New Haven CT US 203-432-9892
http://www.peabody.yale.edu

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Larry Gall
Head, Computer Systems Office
Yale Peabody Museum 170 Whitney Avenue 06511 New Haven CT US 203-432-9892
http://www.peabody.yale.edu

Geographic Coverage

worldwide

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 854f602e-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://ipt.peabody.yale.edu/ipt/resource?r=ipt_vz_mam