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UCDZL - Mammals (non-primate)

The mammal collection was initiated by David Hurst Thomas as part of the Harvard-Nevada expedition in the mid-late 1960s. Since that time it has grown in an ad-hoc manner with specimens added by graduate students (e.g., William Hildebrandt) as part of their dissertation research. After 2001, Christyann Darwent has focused on increasing the number of complete specimens from California, and after 2006, Teresa Steele has increased the number of European species. The collection now houses a total of 438 specimens representing 84 different species of mammal.
Order Family Genus Species Common Name Locality Osteological Specimen Unprocessed (Freezer) Portion
Artiodactyla Antilocapridae Antilocapra americana pronghorn antelope CA/NV 7   3 skulls, 1 post-cranium, 3 incomplete post-cranium
Artiodactyla Bovidae Bison bison bison UT 1   post-cranium
Artiodactyla Bovidae Bos taurus cow (domestic) CA/NV (non-native) 4   2 skulls, 2 complete
Artiodactyla Bovidae Capra hircus goat (domestic) CA/MX (non-native) 5   4 skulls, 1 incomplete post-cranium
Artiodactyla Bovidae Ovis aries sheep (domestic) CA (non-native) 11 1 11 skulls, 1 complete, 1 incomplete post-cranium
Artiodactyla Bovidae Ovis canadensis bighorn/ desert sheep NV/UT 14   7 skulls, 8 incomplete post-cranium
Artiodactyla Cervidae Cervus elaphus red deer UK 2   skull
Artiodactyla Cervidae Cervus elaphus roosevelti Roosevelt's elk (wapiti) WA 1   skull
Artiodactyla Cervidae Odocoileus hemionus mule deer CA/NV/UT 22   16 skulls, 4 complete, 4 incomplete post-cranium
Artiodactyla Cervidae Rangifer tarandus caribou AK 2   2 incomplete post-cranium
Artiodactyla Suidae Sus scrofa pig (wild/ domestic) CA (non-native) 17   7 skulls, 1 complete, 9 partial post-cranium
Carnivora Bassariscidae Bassariscus astutus ringtail CA 1   incomplete
Carnivora Canidae Canis familiaris dog CA/Greenland 19   10 skulls, 4 complete, 3 incomplete, 2 incomplete post-cranium
Carnivora Canidae Canis latrans coyote CA/NV 12   7 skulls, 2 complete, 1 post-cranium, 1 incomplete post-cranium
Carnivora Canidae Urocyon cinereoargenteus gray fox CA/MX/NV 8   5 skulls, 2 complete, 2 incomplete
Carnivora Canidae Vulpes lagopus arctic fox Greenland 1   skull
Carnivora Felidae Felis concolor mountain lion CA 2   1 complete, 1 post-cranium
Carnivora Felidae Felis domesticus cat (domestic) CA 3   1 skull, 2 complete
Carnivora Felidae Lynx rufus bobcat CA/NV 10 1 5 skulls, 6 complete
Carnivora Mustelidae Enhydra lutris sea otter AK (on loan) 1   complete
Carnivora Mustelidae Lontra canadensis northern river otter MO 1   skull
Carnivora Mustelidae Mephitis mephitis striped skunk CA 5   3 skulls, 1 complete, 1 incomplete
Carnivora Mustelidae Mustela frenata long-tailed weasel CA 4   complete
Carnivora Mustelidae Mustela vison mink CA/NV 3   complete
Carnivora Mustelidae Taxidea taxus badger CA/NV 3   1 skull, 2 complete
Carnivora Odobenidae Odobenus rosmarus walrus Greenland 1   skull
Carnivora Otariidae Calorhinus ursinus northern fur seal CA 1   complete (juvenile)
Carnivora Otariidae Eumetopias jubatus Steller (northern) sea lion CA 2   1 skull, 1 post-cranium (female)
Carnivora Otariidae Zalophus californianus California sea lion CA 3 2 1 skull, 3 complete, 1 post-cranium
Carnivora Phocidae Erignathus barbatus bearded seal AK 2   skull
Carnivora Phocidae Phoca vitulina harbor seal CA 2 1 complete
Carnivora Phocidae Pusa hispida ringed seal AK (on loan) 1   complete (juvenile)
Carnivora Procyonidae Procyon lotor racoon CA/NV 6   2 skulls, 4 complete
Carnivora Ursidae Ursus americanus black bear CA 4   1 skull, 1 complete, 2 post-cranium
Carnivora Ursidae Ursus arctos middendorffi Alaskan brown bear AK 1   skull
Cetacea Delphinidae Delphinus delphis common dolphin CA 1   skull
Cetacea Delphinidae Stenella attenuta (cf.) dolphin (spotted?) CA     2 skulls, 1 incomplete post-cranium
Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Myotis lucifugus little brown bat CA 1   complete
Diprotodontia Macropodidae Macropus fuliginosus western grey kangaroo Australia 1   skull
Diprotodontia Vombatidae Vombatus ursinus coarse-haired wombat Australia 1   skull
Insectivora Siricidae Sorex vagrans vagrant shrew CA 2   complete
Insectivora Talpidae Scapanus latimanus broad-footed mole CA 1   complete
Insectivora Tupaiidae Tupaia glis tree shrew CA (non-native) 2   complete
Lagomorpha Leporidae Lepus californicus black-tailed jackrabbit CA 11   2 skulls, 9 complete
Lagomorpha Leporidae Lepus europaeus European brown hare UK 1   complete
Lagomorpha Leporidae Lepus townsendii white-tailed jackrabbit NV 1   complete
Lagomorpha Leporidae Sylvilagus audubonii Audubon/desert cottontail CA 1   complete
Lagomorpha Leporidae Sylvilagus nuttallii Nuttall's cottontail CA/NV 4   3 complete, 1 incomplete post-cranium
Lagomorpha Leporidae Sylvilagus sp. cottontail CA 1   complete
Marsupiala Didelphidae Didelphis virginiana opossum CA 3   2 skulls, 1 complete
Perrissodactyla Equidae Equus cabalus horse CA (non-native) 3   2 skulls, 1 incomplete post-cranium
Rodentia Castoridae Castor canadensis beaver CA/NV 2   complete
Rodentia Cricetidae Microtus californicus California meadow vole CA 110   105 skulls, 5 complete
Rodentia Cricetidae Microtus longicaudus long-tailed vole NV 1   complete
Rodentia Cricetidae Microtus montanus mountain vole NV 1   complete
Rodentia Cricetidae Neotoma cinerea bushy-tailed woodrat CA/NV 3   complete
Rodentia Cricetidae Neotoma lepida desert woodrat NV 1   complete
Rodentia Cricetidae Ondatra zibethicus muskrat CA/NV 2   complete
Rodentia Cricetidae Onychomys leucogaster northern grasshopper mouse CA 2   complete
Rodentia Cricetidae Peromyscus maniculatus deer mouse CA/NV 17   4 skulls, 13 complete
Rodentia Cricetidae Reithrodontomys megalotis western harvest mouse CA 1   complete
Rodentia Erethizontidae Erethizon dorsatum porcupine CA 4   complete
Rodentia Geomyidae Geomys bursarius plains pocket gopher CA 1   incomplete
Rodentia Geomyidae Marmota flaviventris yellow-bellied marmot NV 1   complete
Rodentia Geomyidae Thomomys bottae valley pocket gopher CA 22   28 skulls, 3 complete, 1 incomplete post-cranium
Rodentia Geomyidae Thomomys bottae valley pocket gopher CA 1   complete
Rodentia Geomyidae Thomomys talpoides northern pocket gopher CA/NV 4   complete
Rodentia Heteromyidae Dipodomys merriami Merriam's kangaroo rat NV 1   complete
Rodentia Heteromyidae Dipodomys microps great basin kangaroo rat NV 2   complete
Rodentia Heteromyidae Dipodomys ordii Ord's kangaroo rat CA/NV 2   complete
Rodentia Heteromyidae Dipodomys panamintinus Panamint's kangaroo rat NV 1   complete
Rodentia Heteromyidae Perognathus longimembris little pocket mouse NV 1   complete
Rodentia Muridae Mus musculus house mouse CA 8   3 skulls, 5 complete
Rodentia Muridae Rattus norvegicus Norway rat CA (non-native) 2   complete
Rodentia Muridae Rattus rattus black rat CA (non-native) 3   complete
Rodentia Sciuridae Ammospermophilus leucurus white-tailed antelope squirrel NV 1   complete
Rodentia Sciuridae Eutamias minimus least chipmunk NV 1   complete
Rodentia Sciuridae Eutamias quadrivittadus Colorado chipmunk NV 1   complete
Rodentia Sciuridae Sciurus griseus western grey squirrel CA/NV 8   1 skull, 7 complete
Rodentia Sciuridae Spermophilus beecheyi California ground squirrel CA 7   3 skulls, 4 complete
Rodentia Sciuridae Spermophilus lateralis golden-mantled ground squirrel CA/NV 3   complete
Rodentia Sciuridae Spermophilus parryii Arctic ground squirrel AK 1   complete
Rodentia Sciuridae Tamiasciurus douglasii douglas squirrel CA 1   complete
Rodentia Sciuridae Tamiasciurus hudsonicus American red squirrel CA 1   complete