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AMNH Bird Collection

Latest version published by American Museum of Natural History on Oct 30, 2013 American Museum of Natural History

The Department of Ornithology maintains one of the largest collections of bird specimens in the world. The research collections of the Department number nearly one million specimens; these include skins, skeletons, alcoholic preparations, eggs, nests, and tissue samples for molecular biochemical studies. A large number of type specimens and rare or extinct species are also found in its collections.

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 833,709 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 833,709 records in English (29 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

AMNH Bird Collection

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is American Museum of Natural History. The terms and conditions of use of AMNH data are given in the document found at http://research.amnh.org/vertzoo/TandC.pdf.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 96c93a1e-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  American Museum of Natural History publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Tom Trombone
Data Manager
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street 10024 New York NY US +01 212-313-7783
http://www.amnh.org/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Tom Trombone
Data Manager
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street 10024 New York NY US +01 212-313-7783
http://www.amnh.org/

Who filled in the metadata:

Tom Trombone
Data Manager
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street 10024 New York NY US +01 212-313-7783
http://www.amnh.org/

Who else was associated with the resource:

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

The specimens represent all continents and oceans.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The specimens represent nearly 99 percent of all species.

Class  Aves (birds)

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 96c93a1e-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource.do?r=amnh_birds