Oklahoma Mammal Specimen Records

Note: Oklahoma Mammal Specimen Records database is deprecated and has been integrated into the Oklahoma Biodiversity Information System (OBIS). It is no longer being updated. You may also still request historic data from the database through our online request form or by contacting our data manager.


This Oklahoma mammal specimen records database contained information on mammals collected in Oklahoma and housed at various museums in the state and around the country. The database did not include records from the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

Museums records in the database were from Cameron University (CUMZ), University of Central Oklahoma (CSU), East Central University (EC), Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH), Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH), University of Kansas (KU), Michigan State University (MSU), University of California (MVZ), Oklahoma State University (OSU), University of Oklahoma Biological Station (UOBS), University of Texas (TMM), Texas Tech University (TTU), University of Michigan (UMMZ), and United States National Museum (USNM) (Please see the contact information for these collections.
Note: The University of Texas collection has been moved to Texas Tech University).

The records included those used in the specimens examined sections of The Mammals of Oklahoma by Caire, W., B.P. Glass, J.D. Tyler, and M.A. Mares, as well as records acquired by the Survey with funding from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. The latest records in the database are from 1984.

The Oklahoma Biological Survey/Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory cannot warranty the accuracy or utility of the data. These data may require a certain level of biological expertise for proper analysis, interpretation and application. Our staff is available to advise you on the technical aspects of these data.

All records from Oklahoma Mammal Specimen Records database have been imported into the Oklahoma Biodiversity Information System (OBIS).