Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Colección de Mamíferos (USAC-USACM)

The mammals collection at San Carlos University (USAC) is part of the Biological Collections System administrated by the School of Biology, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacia. The collection is focused in the study of the native mammalian fauna of the country and is composed mainly by prepared study skins, skeletons and fluid preserved specimens of small mammals (mice, bats and shrews, among others). The collections includes approximately 6,500 catalogued specimens and a series of tissue samples (ca. 1000) for molecular studies. The collection includes two holotypes and a series of paratypes of mice and bats.
Contacts: Dr. Sergio Pérez, sgperezc@profesor.usac.edu.gt
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 December 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Escuela de Biología, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Edificio T-10 2o nivel Ciudad Universitaria, zona 12
Edificio Rectoría, Ciudad Universitaria, zona 12
Guatemala, Guatemala   01012
(502) 24189422
Facultad de Ciencias Químicas y Farmacia
Collection Statistics
  • 1,599 specimen records
  • 1,497 (94%) georeferenced
  • 1,067 (67%) identified to species
  • 23 families
  • 72 genera
  • 117 species
  • 117 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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