Abilene Christian University Bird specimens (Arctos)

Latest version published by Abilene Christian University Natural History Collection on 28 September 2023 Abilene Christian University Natural History Collection
The ACUNHC Bird Collection is comprised of 153 specimens. Roughly a third of the collection was a donation and is known as the “Jack Minter Bird Collection.” The remaining specimens in the collection are from Taylor County, Texas.

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 158 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
  • Multimedia 

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.


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 158 records in English (47 kB) - Update frequency: monthly
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 kB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Abilene Christian University Ornithology Collection. Individual catalog records should be cited as https://arctos.database.museum/collection/ACUNHC:Bird; followed by the integer catalog number.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Abilene Christian University Natural History Collection. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 95a4cd56-8290-4ebb-b799-b272308ac4ef.  Abilene Christian University Natural History Collection publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Local Taylor County Texas birds and game birds of North America.


Who created the resource:

Thomas Lee

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Thomas Lee
Abilene Christian University Natural History Collection
Department of Biology, ACU Box 27868, Abilene Christian University
79699 Abilene

Who filled in the metadata:

Thomas Lee

Who else was associated with the resource:

David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
Information Architect

Geographic Coverage

North America

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Birds of North America

Class  Aves

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1970-present

Collection Data

Collection Name Abilene Christian University Bird specimens
Collection Identifier https://arctos.database.museum/collection/ACUNHC:Bird
Parent Collection Identifier ACUNHC

Additional Metadata

Arctos Data Ownership and Use: http://arctosdb.org/home/data/; http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Alternative Identifiers 95a4cd56-8290-4ebb-b799-b272308ac4ef