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MCNH Museum of Cultural and Natural History Reptile Collection

Latest version published on Feb 27, 2017
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The Natural History collections at Central Michigan University’s Museum of Cultural and Natural History consist of a wide range of representative species typically found in the Great Lakes region. The collection consists predominantly of Michigan vertebrates, with smaller invertebrate collections representation, amassed over the last 50 years. The vertebrate component consists of representative mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish, while the majority of the invertebrate collections are insects. These collections support the educational and research efforts of CMU students and faculty members, as well as any interested researchers. The reptile collection includes all currently recognized species from Michigan, as well as complimentary species from throughout the United States, with exemplars from Central America and the Caribbean Islands and a few additional international locations. Most specimens are stored in ethanol, but there are several dried specimens (e.g., turtle shells) and skeletal preps available for examination.

Data Records

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Versions

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How to cite

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Museum of Cultural and Natural History Reptile Collection (MCNH)

Rights

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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; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kirsten E. Nicholson
Curator of Natural History
Museum of Cultural and Natural History 103 Rowe Hall, Central Michigan University 48859 Mount Pleasant Michigan US +01 989-774-3176

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kirsten E. Nicholson
Curator of Natural History
Museum of Cultural and Natural History 103 Rowe Hall, Central Michigan University 48859 Mount Pleasant Michigan US +01 989-774-3176

Who filled in the metadata:

Kirsten E. Nicholson
Curator of Natural History
Museum of Cultural and Natural History 103 Rowe Hall, Central Michigan University 48859 Mount Pleasant Michigan US +01 989-774-3176
Alec Zuhorski
Museum Assistant
Museum of Cultural and Natural History 103 Rowe Hall, Central Michigan University 48859 Mount Pleasant Michigan US +01 313-550-8316

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Joanna McCaffrey
Biodiversity Informatics Manager

Geographic Coverage

The collection consists primarily of Michigan specimens.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.47, -89.98], North East [47.73, -82.29]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Reptilia (Reptiles)
Order  Squamata, Testudines, Rhynchocephalia, Crocodilia

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=mcnh-herps