Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) Bird specimens (Arctos)

Latest version published by Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) on Oct 10, 2020 Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC)

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.

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 2,489 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.

  • Occurrence (core)
    2489
  • ResourceRelationship 
    2052
  • Multimedia 
    0

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.

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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:

Angelo State Natural History Collections, Collection of Birds. Individual specimens should be cited as ASNHC:Bird: followed by the integer catalog number.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC). To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: c561baa1-9f1c-460a-8efe-e6f7771e3a40.  Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Dianna Krejsa
Collections Manager
Angelo State University Department of Biology 2601 W. Ave. N 76909 San Angelo TX US 3254866699

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Dianna Krejsa
Collections Manager
Angelo State University Department of Biology 2601 W. Ave. N 76909 San Angelo TX US 3254866699

Who filled in the metadata:

Dianna Krejsa
Collections Manager
Angelo State University Department of Biology 2601 W. Ave. N 76909 San Angelo TX US 3254866699

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
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Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
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Dusty McDonald
Programmer
Dianna Krejsa
Collections Manager
Angelo State University Department of Biology 2601 W. Ave. N 76909 San Angelo TX US 3254866699
Ben Skipper
Curator of Birds
Angelo State University Department of Biology 2601 W. Ave. N 76909 San Angelo TX US 3254866699

Geographic Coverage

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]

Taxonomic Coverage

Birds of Texas and the Southwestern United States

Class  Aves

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1967-present with a few older specimens

Collection Data

Collection Name Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) Bird specimens
Collection Identifier ASNHC:Bird
Parent Collection Identifier ASNHC
Specimen preservation methods Dried,  Mounted,  Deep frozen

Additional Metadata

http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Purpose The Collection of Birds is held for research, outreach, and university-level specimen-based education.
Alternative Identifiers c561baa1-9f1c-460a-8efe-e6f7771e3a40
https://www.gbif.org/dataset/60805ee8-a17e-48ce-8726-be447e4d8e1d
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=asnhc_bird