MCP-Aves - Coleção de Aves

PUC - Pontifícia Universidade Católica
PUC-RS - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul;
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia;
Av. Ipiranga 6681 - prédio 40
Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil

The collection has above 5,400 cataloged specimens representing about 500 species mainly from the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. The largest representation is from open habitats (southern grasslands and urbanized environments), but there are representatives of all major Brazilian biomes: the Atlantic forest (including Araucaria forest and grassland highlands), Amazon, Pampa, Caatinga and Cerrado. There are specimens of endangered, endemic and rare specimens of birds as well as ocean worldwide species cataloged.
The preserved material is composed of dry skins stuffed in a traditional way, skin-skeletons, skeletons, feathers and nests. The preservation in liquid is restricted to gonads, stomachs, syrinx and eventually carcass.
The collection of tissues has about 40% of specimens cataloged.
The collection includes two holotypes and 11 paratypes.

Online since: 02/03/2012
Last update: 02/07/2019

Number of records

Total: 5,514
Online: 5,514
Georeferenced: 4,114
(by municipality: 1,010)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

The information on database of the Bird collection of the Museum of Science and Technology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (MCT-PUCRS) should be used strictly for educational, scientific and environmental management, and assigned to the MCT-PUCRS, along with the citation of the collection and their respective acronym (MCP). The MCT-PUCRS aims to maintain and provide the databases of their collections with maximal accuracy, however, gives no warrant regarding the reliability, completeness and updating of the information contained on these bases. The user must check the data before using them for any purpose mentioned above.

How to cite

Coleção de Aves do Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia da PUCRS, MCP


Director or head of department:
Carlos Alberto S. de Lucena