Mammals

Voucher Overview

Voucher Collection = 117,153 (as of February 2003)

Geographical Breakdown 

North America = 71.5% (83,807)

 

  • United States = 56.5% (66,227)
  • Canada = 5% (6,072)
  • Central America and the Caribbean (19 countries) = 7% (8,331)
  • Mexico = 3% (3,177)
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    Africa (33 countries) = 13% (15,492)
    South America (15 countries) = 12% (13,982)
    Asia (25 countries including seven in the Middle East) = 1.5% (1,789)
    Europe (22 countries) = 0.95% (1,117)
    Oceania = 0.02% (26)
    Australia (including Tasmania) = 0.18% (211)

     

    Taxonomic Breakdown 

    Artiodactyla = 1.4% (1,677)
    Carnivora = 3% (3,773)
    Cetacea = 0.03% (37)
    Chiroptera = 22% (25,901)
    Dasyuromorphia = 0.03% (33)
    Dermoptera = 0.002% (3)
    Didelphimorphia = 0.75% (885)
    Diprotodontia = 0.09% (111)
    Hyracoidea = 0.04% (49)
    Insectivora = 11% (13,087)
    Lagomorpha = 0.96% (1,126)
    Macroscelidea = 0.1% (119)
    Microbiotheria = 0.0009% (1)
    Monotremata = 0.01% (16)
    Peramelemorphia = 0.004% (5)
    Perissodactyla = 0.05% (56)
    Pholidota = 0.02% (27)
    Pinnipedia = 0.46% (523)
    Primates = 0.57% (644)
    Proboscidea = 0.01% (10)
    Rodentia = 59% (68,815)
    Scandentia = 0.01% (6)
    Sirenia = 0.03% (31)
    Tubulidentata = 0.002% (3)
    Xenarthra = 0.12% (133)
    Unknowns = 0.03% (37)

    Preservation Breakdown 

    Skin and skull (SS) = 53% (61,899)
    Skull only (SK) = 11.5% (13,488)
    Skin only (SO) = 1.3% (1,544)
    Skeleton only (SN) = 4.5% (5,264)
    Partial skeleton (PS) = 0.1% (147)
    Skin, skull, and body skeleton (SB) = 6% (7,087)
    Skin and body skeleton (KB) = 0.005% (6)
    Body skeleton (BS) = 0.03% (40)
    Cranium only (CO) = 0.17% (203)
    Skin, skull, and fluid-preserved body (SC) = 0.18% (208)
    Fluid-preserved (AL) = 16% (19,183)
    Fluid-preserved with skull removed (SA) = 6% (7,494)
    Fluid-preserved carcass (AN) = 0.03% (43)
    Body mounts (BM) = 0.26% (304)
    Head mounts (HM) = 0.05% (63)
    Other (OT) = 0.11% (132)