Cowan Tetrapod Collection - Birds
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The Cowan Tetrapod Collection avian holdings of 1,803 species represent 160 families is comprised of over 16,500 study skins, 820 skeletons, 600 mounts, and 7,735 egg clutches. The oldest specimens date from the late 1840s and several extinct taxa are represented. Global in scope, the collection is especially strong in specimens collected from Western Canada, Mexico (especially Ilsas Tres Marias), and the former Transvaal region of South Africa. The collection was founded by Dr. Ian McTaggart-Cowan and his father-in-law Kenneth Racey. Notable collections include those of H.R. Macmillan, W.S. Maguire, A.C. Brooks, and W.J. Plowden-Wardlaw. The avian collection is housed at the University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum which contains approximately 2 million natural history specimens.
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Global in scope with a particular emphasis on Western Canada, Mexico (especially Ilsas Tres Marias), and the former Transvaal region of South Africa.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
All living bird orders; 72% of living bird families are represented.
|Start Date / End Date||1849-01-01 / 2012-01-01|
|Collection Name||Cowan Tetrapod Collection - Birds|
|Parent Collection Identifier||University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried|
|Curatorial Units||Between 16,500 and 18,000 skins , Between 7,700 and 7,800 eggs , Between 820 and 850 skeletons|