Royal Saskatchewan Museum - Owl Pellet Collection

Latest version published by Royal Saskatchewan Museum on 12 June 2020 Royal Saskatchewan Museum

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The RSM has 86,000 small mammals identified from more than 10,000 owl pellet collections across the Canadians grassland region. Pellets also include reptiles, amphibians, birds, and insects but most of these have not been sorted or identified. Most of the pellets were collected from Great Horned Owls and Burrowing Owls between 1997 and 2016.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Frier D (2020): Royal Saskatchewan Museum - Owl Pellet Collection. v2.3. Royal Saskatchewan Museum. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.5886/f0xsbu


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Royal Saskatchewan Museum. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 61bf28a5-29e5-4a58-86d7-3e7ed74ec048.  Royal Saskatchewan Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.


Occurrence; Specimen


Danae Frier
  • Metadata Provider
  • Custodian Steward
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curatorial Assistant - Vertebrate Zoology
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
2340 Albert St
S4P 2V7 Regina
Ray Poulin
  • Curator
  • Point Of Contact
Head of Research and Collections, Curator - Vertebrate Zoology
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
2340 Albert St
S4P 2V7 Regina

Geographic Coverage

This collection contains specimens primarily from Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada, as well as some neighbouring states to the south.

Bounding Coordinates South West [48.283, -120.322], North East [60.283, -98.877]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Mammalia, Amphibia, Aves, Reptilia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1996-01-01 / 2016-01-01

Collection Data

Collection Name Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Collection Identifier RSKM
Parent Collection Identifier RSKM

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 10.5886/f0xsbu