ARCTOS is an ongoing effort to integrate access to specimen data, collection-management
tools, and external resources on the Web. Nearly all that is known about a specimen
can be included in ARCTOS, and, except for some data encumbered for proprietary reasons,
data are open to the public.
ARCTOS includes collections at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, the
University of New Mexico's Museum of Southwestern Biology, Western New Mexico State
University, and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. A second server at the Harvard
Museum of Comparative Zoology hosts MCZ's Herp collection, with more collections
There is a growing wealth of published information directly and indirectly related
to ISLES and its initiatives.
For the latest ISLES field report, GO HERE ...
For a listing of pertinent published papers that includes downloadable PDF copies
of select articles, GO HERE ...
If you need to install a free version of Adobe Reader for downloading PDF documents,
GO HERE ...
go to ARCTOS website...
For an illustrated Identification Guide to the Shrews and Small Rodents of Southeast Alaska (presorted booklet, PDF 11 MB), GO HERE ...