Cal Poly Vertebrate Collection (CalPoly-Vertebrates)

Aryan Roest Mammal Collection: The collection includes over 2,300 skins, skulls, mounted specimens and frozen tissues of mammals. Representation is mostly of local species, with a survey of animals from all over the world. The collection is used in teaching Mammalogy, Vertebrate Natural History, and Vertebrate Field Zoology classes. The collection is available for use by the scientific community as well as for advanced studies on selected species. Birds: The collection includes nearly 2,000 preserved specimens representing many of the orders of North American birds, 200 species from the western United States, and most of the North American families. The collection is used in teaching Ornithology, Vertebrate Field Zoology and Vertebrate Natural History. Reptile and Amphibian Collection: The department has a modest collection of preserved amphibians and reptiles from the California's Central Coast. The preserved specimens are available for research upon request.
Contacts: John Perrine, Curator of Mammals and Birds,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 63986ea4-1466-4404-a1f6-8481805bc633
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 3,077 specimen records
  • 2 (0.06%) georeferenced
  • 2,431 (79%) identified to species
  • 74 families
  • 186 genera
  • 267 species
  • 273 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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