Oklahoma Mammal Specimen Records

This Oklahoma mammal specimen records database contains information on mammals collected in Oklahoma and housed at various museums in the state and around the country. The database does not include records from the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (see link below).

Museums records in this data base are from Cameron University (CUMZ), University of Central Oklahoma (CSU), East Central University (EC), Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH), Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH), University of Kansas (KU), Michigan State University (MSU), University of California (MVZ), Oklahoma State University (OSU), University of Oklahoma Biological Station (UOBS), University of Texas (TMM), Texas Tech University (TTU), University of Michigan (UMMZ), and United States National Museum (USNM) (Please see the contact information for these collections.
Note: The University of Texas collection has been moved to Texas Tech University).

The records include those used in the specimens examined sections of The Mammals of Oklahoma by Caire, W., B.P. Glass, J.D. Tyler, and M.A. Mares, as well as records acquired by the Survey with funding from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. The latest records in the database are from 1984.

Scientific names on the observations in the database were updated for those specimens used in The Mammals of Oklahoma when the book was prepared. Scientific names that did not conform to those in the book when the files were made ready for the Internet were modified such that the original names were maintained and the book names added to the genus and species field in []. For example, the records for Cervus canadensis now are Cervus canadensis [elaphus]. Common names were added to the database in September 2000 to make the database easier to use on the World Wide Web. Common names were derived from the scientific names. Introduced species are indicated with (I) after the common name. Common names of introduced species are from the Mammal Species of the World web page maintained by the Smithsonian. Please read the metadata file for more information on this database.

Disclaimer: The Oklahoma Biological Survey cannot warranty the accuracy or utility of the data. OBS data may require a certain level of biological expertise for proper analysis, interpretation and application. Our staff is available to advise you on the technical aspects of these data.

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