Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) Bird specimens (Arctos)
The ASNHC Bird Collection totals approximately 2,500 specimens. The primary geographic area of representation is the western Edwards Plateau of Texas. A minor collection from Guyana, South America, is also present. A significant portion (about 35 percent) of the collection is of teaching material (zoo or pet trade specimens). The collection was established in 1968 and remained relatively small for 20 years. Within the last decade, collection organization has formalized and the rate of specimen addition has accelerated.
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 3,766 records.
2 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.
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Angelo State Natural History Collections, Collection of Birds. Individual specimens should be cited as ASNHC:Bird: followed by the integer catalog number.
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Primarily Texas and the Southwestern United States, but a few specimens exist from Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, South Africa, Australia, and several U.S. states including New Mexico, California, Kansas, Montana, Georgia, and parts of New England.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
Birds of Texas and the Southwestern United States
|Living Time Period||1967-present with a few older specimens|
|Collection Name||Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) Bird specimens|
|Parent Collection Identifier||ASNHC|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried, Mounted, Deep frozen|
|Purpose||The Collection of Birds is held for research, outreach, and university-level specimen-based education.|