Royal Ontario Museum - Mammals (ROM-Mammals)

The Mammal collection consists of 120,000 skins, skeletons, wet specimens and is strong in Chiroptera and New World Rodents. The geographic strengths are Ontario (pre-1985), Guyana, Suriname, Colombia, southeastern Asia, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Approximately 24,000 of the more recent voucher specimens have associated frozen tissues.

Associate Curator: Burton Lim, burtonl@rom.on.ca
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
ROMMammals-DwC-import-2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Royal Ontario Museum
Cite this collection:
Royal Ontario Museum - Mammals. Occurrence dataset (ID: 7f54fe72-b0a6-4a2c-a1ed-b8bbc624e577) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 391 specimen records
  • 203 (52%) georeferenced
  • 391 (100%) identified to species
  • 11 families
  • 23 genera
  • 27 species
  • 27 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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