Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Mammal Collection

Latest version published by Field Museum on Jul 22, 2019 Field Museum

The mammal collections at The Field Museum were founded in 1893, in the wake of the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and have grown into one of the world's premier resources for the study of mammalian evolution. Over its history the collection has had the names Field Columbian Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Natural History Museum, and again Field Museum of Natural History. Collections of Recent mammals number more than 212,000 specimens (plus ca. 1500 being processed) and 550 primary types. Each category ranks it among the largest mammal collections in the world. Although the collections are unique, encyclopedic, and worldwide in scope, those from the Philippines, Peru, Chile, Madagascar, Tanzania, Egypt, and Iran are among the world's very best.

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 222,920 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)
    222920
  • Multimedia 
    4394

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Versions

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GBIF Registration

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL US 3126657203
http://www.fieldmuseum.org

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL US 3126657203
http://www.fieldmuseum.org

Who filled in the metadata:

Adam Ferguson
Field Museum of Natural History 1400 S Lake Shore Drive 60605 Chicago IL US

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer

Geographic Coverage

Global

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