Arizona State University Vertebrate Tissue Collection (ASU-ASUVTC)

The Arizona State University Vertebrate Tissue Collection was established in 2020 to house tissues from specimens collected by researchers as well as salvaged specimens donated by the public. These specimens are preserved at -80 degrees Celsius for use in molecular and histological analyses; in many cases, multiple tissue types are available for a given individual. Please note: when searching our collection, all catalog numbers follow the format ASUVTC######. Values in the "Other Catalog Numbers" field correspond to the six digit locus number of the sample and the ASU number for the parent specimen, if applicable.

Collection Manager: Dakota Rowsey,, (480)727-5870 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-5925-0579)
Specimen Loan and Collection Use Request Form:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f60d3f3c-9d0c-4aa3-a4d6-0204c3010d08
Digital Metadata: EML File
Arizona State University (Rowsey D.)
734 W Alameda Drive
Tempe, Arizona   85282
(480) 727-5870
Collection Statistics
  • 2,037 specimen records
  • 2,024 (99%) georeferenced
  • 1,960 (96%) identified to species
  • 28 families
  • 54 genera
  • 78 species
  • 74 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics