is this publication?
This catalog series will list
the location of all known remains of extinct species preserved in museums,
academic or research institutions, and private collections. Studies
such as "Major Reviews" require information
on the location of preserved material of the extinct taxon. Therefore,
as these reviews are researched, it is sensible to collect information
about mortal remains, so that it can be presented in one place for future
reference. Information about mortal remains has an applied value, for
example, it can help determine whether sufficient material exists to
pursue destructive sampling (e.g., DNA analysis) in a given case. Each
publication of Mortal Remains will cover all extinct species
within particular taxa (e.g., Class, Order, or Family) in a major collection
or series of collections. The resulting publication is comparable to
the catalogs of type specimens regularly produced by museums.
The information from this series
will be incorporated into our database, Mortal
kind of data should be compiled for submission?
Authors interested in contributing
to this series should first propose the scope of the compilation, that
is, the institution(s) and taxa covered. Information to compile should
include the museum name and location, type status, registry number,
collection date and locality, collector, identifier, preserved condition
of material, size, loan/use policy, preparation, age class, and additional
notes. See above for link to examples.
can contribute to this series?
The most probable compilers
of the Mortal Remains catalogs will be experts who are serving
on a CREO Advisory Panel and involved
in the production of the "Major Reviews".
However, it is also possible that collections ,anagers at various institutions
will have an interest in compiling these catalogs, as the information
pertains to collections.
should manuscripts be submitted?
Submissions should be sent directly
to CREO (Contact Us) where we can
log them, copy edit, and ensure that they go through the review process
in a timely manner.
will manuscripts be reviewed?
Review of submissions will be
handled by the specialists from a CREO Advisory
The information collected in
this series will be incorporated into our database, Mortal
Remains, accessible from this web site.