The Canadian Museum of Nature's Mammal Collection contains ca. 85,000 study skins, pelts, mounts, and skeletons, representing approximately 600 species. The museum holds the most comprehensive collection of Canadian mammals, with extensive coverage of Arctic regions. Carnivores, ungulates, rodents, and marine mammals are well-represented. The museum also holds many cetacean tissue samples (both dry and fluid-preserved) that were collected in the North Atlantic during commercial whaling operations in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.
We have the most comprehensive collection of Canadian mammals, with extensive coverage of Arctic regions.
Number of specimens in the collection
The estimated number of specimens in the Canadian Museum of Nature Mammal Collection is 85,000.
Of these 59,469 are databased. This represents 70.0 % of the collection.
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Digitised records available through the Atlas
The Canadian Museum of Nature Mammal Collection has an estimated 85,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 70.0 % of these (59,469 records).
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