New Brunswick Museum - Mammals (NBM-MA)

The NBM mammal collection includes about 20,000 skins, skeletons, taxidermied mounts, frozen and dried tissues, and alcoholic specimens and is the largest mammal research collection in Atlantic Canada.  Most of the collection post-dates 1965.  There are good series of skeletons of small mammals from New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario, as well as New Brunswick fur-bearers. The collection is notable for its collection of Atlantic Canadian cetacea, which includes skeletons, anatomical samples, and frozen tissues.  Although largely consisting of eastern Canadian material, the collection also includes the Alward Collection of trophy mounts, a world-wide collection of well documented taxidermied large mammals.

Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bf666827-ebf0-4b17-959b-aee135f74c9d
Digital Metadata: EML File
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Cite this collection:
New Brunswick Museum Collections (2024). New Brunswick Museum - Mammals. Occurrence dataset accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal on 2024-07-20.
Collection Statistics
  • 17,516 specimen records
  • 12,968 (74%) georeferenced
  • 13 (0.07%) with images (29 total images)
  • 37 GenBank genetic references
  • 16,814 (96%) identified to species
  • 67 families
  • 205 genera
  • 338 species
  • 341 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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