Mammals in MZNA-VERT: project Human impacts in rivers of NavarraAcronym: MAST-AHER
This collection includes information of 2278 records of small mammals distributed in Erro Basin (Navarra) and nearby areas. The study carried out in the basin contributes to the material collection of MZNA with 1798 specimens captured in field and stored in its facilities. The rest of the records correspond to occurrences from field. Material brought to laboratory mainly consists on whole animals (frozen) but there are also skulls, mandibles from barn owl pellets, and skins and skulls from captured specimens prepared. Information about occurrences is also incorporated to the data set. The study took place between 2001 and 2003. The collection also includes biometrics mainly from Apodemus sylvaticus. The data set is available in GBIF.
The collection is mainly formed by specimens from Erro Basin but there are also records from other localities nearby the basin.
The aim of the present data set is to provide all information of the records of small mammals derived from the study carried out in the Erro Basin.
All specimens collected from the field are deposited in the Museum of Zoology of the University of Navarra (MZNA, Pamplona, Spain) in the ‘Colección de Actuaciones humanas en el río Erro’.
All the species were sexed and identified in field (when possible) and the taxonomic identity of each specimen brought to the laboratory was verified by David Galicia using suitable literature (Gosálbez 1987, Niethammer and Krapp 1978, 1982, 1990). Scientific names were validated according to Mammal Species of the World (Wilson and Reeder 2005, Palomo et al. 2007). Unique collections’ accession numbers were assigned to each specimen.
All captured specimens where sexed and identified in field. Most of the specimens captured the first year were selected for further studies in laboratory. Specimens which identification was in doubt were also taken to the laboratory.
Specimens brought to the laboratory were euthanized and frozen at -20ºC. Then, they were measured (tail length, body length, ear length, hind foot length, fore foot length) and weighted (body weight and eviscerated weight). After that, some specimens were selected and processed for a deeper study. Skin was removed and preserved dried. Skull, mandibles and some skeleton parts (scapula bones) were obtained and placed in plastic bags.
Information of each record was systematically incorporated to MZNA database (Zootron v4.5, Ariño 1991).
Type of content
Includes: point occurrence data.
MZNA (2016): Mammals in MZNA-VERT: project Human impacts in Navarra’s rivers. v1. University of Navarra, Museum of Zoology. Dataset/Occurrence. http://www.gbif.es/ipt/resource?r=mzna_vert_mast_aher&v=2.1
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