The zoological collection at the Natural History Museum, Agder University, is focused on mammals and birds, primarily from Fennoscandia, but also with specimens from North America. Specimens cover 23 nations, primarily Norway. The collection includes skins, crania and parts of skeletons, bird eggs and tissue samples. One journal number may cover skin, cranium and tissue sample where all items are kept, while some samples contain one or two types of material only. The collection contains 468 crania of beaver (Castor fiber, probably the world´s largest cranium collection on this species), almost 1100 mammal skins (primarily rodents; 723, shrews and their allies; 185, and bats; 69) and more than 1300 birds (skins; 1083 and fragments; 163). The bird collection holds 590 owls (thereof 470 skins, 82 fragments) of 20 species. Each entry holds data on date of collection, when acquired, location with coordinates, sex and age of specimen (where known), weight and measurements, collector, determinator and name of taxidermist.
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 3,334 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.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Solheim R (2022): ANM Zoological vertebrate collection. v1.4. University of Agder. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=zoological_coll&v=1.4
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Occurrence; Specimen; mammals; birds; tissue samples.
Primarily specimens from Norway and Scandinavian countries, some from Europe and North Amerika. A few Russian specimens.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [31.354, -168.75], North East [81.723, 116.719]|
Mammal collection primarily rodents, shrews and bats. Birds cover most families found in Europe, with main emphasis on owls Strigidae.
|Start Date / End Date||1960-01-01 / 2022-09-30|
|Collection Name||ANM Zoological collection|
|Collection Identifier||Roar Solheim|
|Specimen preservation methods||Other, Dried, Alcohol|