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Cowan Tetrapod Collection - Birds

Latest version published by University of British Columbia on Dec 22, 2016 University of British Columbia

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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Cowan Tetrapod Collection at the University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum (UBCBBM)

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Contacts

Who created the resource:

Ildiko Szabo
Assistant Curator
University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver BC CA
http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/collections/vertebrate

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Ildiko Szabo
Assistant Curator
University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver BC CA
http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/collections/vertebrate

Who filled in the metadata:

Ildiko Szabo
Assistant Curator
University of British Columbia Beaty Biodiversity Museum 2212 Main Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver BC CA
http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/collections/vertebrate

Who else was associated with the resource:

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Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
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David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
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John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

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 -90, 90 / -180, 180 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Taxonomic Coverage

All living bird orders; 72% of living bird families are represented.

Class  Aves (Birds)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1849-01-01 / 2012-01-01

Collection Data

Collection Name Cowan Tetrapod Collection - Birds
Collection Identifier UBCBBM
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

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Alternative Identifiers ba0c046d-52bb-4262-a495-652988c9f3f7
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