BYU Herpetology Collection
Latest version published by Brigham Young University Life Science Museum on 21 March 2019 Brigham Young University Life Science Museum

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is located at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. The Herpetology Collection contains more than 39,000 specimens and 30 type specimens representing 116 Families, 1033 Genera, and 5705 species as of January 5, 2016.

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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 41,478 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.

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Versions

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How to cite

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Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum Herpetology Collection (BYU)

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Brigham Young University Life Science Museum. 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: 847aa410-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  Brigham Young University Life Science Museum 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:

Jack Sites
Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
4029 LSB
84602 Provo
UT
US
+01 801-422-2279
http://mlbean.byu.edu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jack Sites
Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
4029 LSB
84602 Provo
UT
US
+01 801-422-2279
http://mlbean.byu.edu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Jack Sites
Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
4029 LSB
84602 Provo
UT
US
+01 801-422-2279
http://mlbean.byu.edu/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Point Of Contact
Wesley (Skip) Skidmore
Assistant Curator of Vertebrates
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
1015 MLBM
84602 Provo
UT
US
+01 801-422-4621
http://mlbean.byu.edu/
Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Geographic Coverage

Global coverage, with representation from Southeast Asia, the South Pacific, central Africa, Madagascar, Australia, Latin America, and substantial holdings for North America, specifically the western United States.

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

The collection includes some species that are very rare, such as the recently rediscovered Leopard frog Rana onca.

Class  Amphibia,  Reptilia
Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 847aa410-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=byu_herps