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NCSM Herpetology Collection

Latest version published by North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences on Jul 28, 2016 North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Amphibians and Reptiles Unit contains approximately 262,000 specimens (81,350+ lots), and is one of the largest and most complete regional collections in the United States. Founded in the late 1800s, the collection consists of approximately 80% North Carolina material, although 47 states, 57 countries, and more than 640 species are represented. Other states with substantial representation include California, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Other countries with substantial representation include Laos, Vietnam, and Gabon, and the international focus of the collection is expanding. Important recent acquisitions include large collections from Duke and Virginia Commonwealth Universities, the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, and the personal collection of the late E. E. Brown of Davidson College. The collection houses fluid-preserved specimens, skeletons, skins, tissues for molecular analyses, and other materials. Photographic vouchers, field notes, other museums’ records of North Carolina holdings, and specimen data sheets are also maintained as part of the materials documenting these resources.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 48,654 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 48,654 records in English (4 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (10 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Herpetology Collection

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d5fafa95-7de2-48c0-bf10-3480bcca4a2b.  North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Ben Norton
Head, Technology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9947
http://collections.naturalsciences.org

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Bryan Stuart
Curator of Herpetology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-8861
http://www.bryanlstuart.com/

Who filled in the metadata:

Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9947
http://collections.naturalsciences.org

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Bryan Stuart
Curator of Herpetology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-8861
Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

Coverage spans at least 27 countries across the globe

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Amphibia,  Reptilia
Order  Agamidae,  Anura,  Caudata,  Crocodylia,  Gymnophiona,  Squamata,  Testudines

Collection Data

Collection Name Herpetology Collection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Collection Identifier NCSM-Herp
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d5fafa95-7de2-48c0-bf10-3480bcca4a2b
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource.do?r=ncsm_herps