Mammals in MZNA-VERT: project Biodiversity of mammals in PamplonaAcronym: MAST-DVPA
This collection is part of a project carried on Pamplona’s urban area (Navarra, Spain) about the mammals’ community. The study resulted in a book “Mamíferos de Pamplona” (Escala et al, 2012). The collection stored in the Museum of Zoology of the University of Navarra (MZNA) contains the specimens and records of most of the information about small mammals community which can be found in this book.
The collection is mainly formed by specimens of small mammals found in barn owl pellets but there are also records from captured-released specimens sampled in different habitats of Pamplona. The material from pellets consists on skulls, mandibles and few skeletons and it is stored in the facilities of the MZNA. Most of the trapped animals were released in field.
The data set is available in GBIF.
This collection covers the mammal’s community found in Pamplona (Navarra, Spain) and its surroundings.
The aim of the present data set is to provide all information of the records of small mammals obtained under the project “Mamíferos de Pamplona”.
All specimens found in pellets and those found dead as a result of live trapping samplings are deposited in the Zoological Museum of the University of Navarra (MZNA, Pamplona, Spain).
Identification of most of specimens was verified by Carmen Escala and David Galicia. Scientific names were validated according to Mammal Species of the World (Wilson and Reeder 2005, Palomo et al. 2007). Once identified, data of each specimen was incorporated to MZNA database (Zootron v4.5, Ariño 1991). Unique catalogue numbers were assigned to each specimen.
Coordinates in UTM/MGRS were transformed to geographic system. The consistency of all records was checked by visual inspection overlapping coordinates with a map from Navarra using GIS (Chapman 2005) and their uncertainty was calculated in metres using the point-radius method.
Barn owl pellets were frozen at -20ºC for removing bugs. After that, pellets were dissected and skulls, mandibles and other bones were separated for taxonomic identification. Specimens were identified using a stereoscopic microscope and appropriate literature (Gosálbez 1987). Finally, specimens were placed in plastic bags with their unique catalogue number and stored in the museum facilities.
Specimens found dead were transported to laboratory where the skin and skull were prepared. First, skin was removed, cleaned with soap and dried using sodium borate. Then, head and limbs were boiled and flesh was removed from bones. Once dried, skull, mandibles and other bones were placed in zip plastic bags with their unique catalogue number. From some specimens following measures were taken: body length, tail length, left ear length, right ear length, left hind foot length, right hind foot length, left fore foot length and right fore foot length.
Information about specimens and occurrence was incorporated to MZNA database (Zootron v4.5, Ariño 1991).
Type of content
Includes: point occurrence data.
MZNA (2016): Mammals in MZNA-VERT: project Biodiversity of mammals in Pamplona. v1. University of Navarra, Museum of Zoology. Dataset/Occurrence. http://www.gbif.es/ipt/resource?r=mzna_vert_mast_dvpa&v=1.0
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