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CCBER Herpetology Collection

Latest version published by Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration on Dec 22, 2016 Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

The herpetology collection holds approximately 11,500 specimens, mostly from San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties. The collection is scientifically valuable for its extensive coverage of this rich and biogeographically complex transitional region. The majority of specimens are fluid-preserved and are accompanied by field notes. There are significant holdings of amphibian eggs and larvae, skeletal preparations, prepared materials, focused collections that show evolutionary dynamics at intraspecific transition zones, and the synoptic collection. We do not maintain a tissue collection at this time. The CCBER herpetological collection is unique in its thorough coverage of the herpetofauna of southwestern California, and for its relevance to critical conservation issues via documenting life history patterns of declining amphibians and recent changes in the abundance and distribution of species.

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 15,637 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

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Data as a DwC-A file download 15,637 records in English (723 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration. 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: 1050a336-b87a-44b1-b0ec-6fe5fcb3d298.  Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration 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:

Sam Sweet
Curator
Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration Harder South, Building 578, MS-9615 93106-9615 Santa Barbara CA US +01 805-893-3730
http://ccber.ucsb.edu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Mireia Beas-Moix
Collections Manager
Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration Harder South, Building 578, MS-9615 93106-9615 Santa Barbara CA US +01 805-893-2401
http://ccber.ucsb.edu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Laurie Hannah
Digital Resources Coordinator
Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration Harder South, Building 578, MS-9615 93106-9615 Santa Barbara CA US +01 805-893-2506
http://ccber.ucsb.edu/

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

Mostly from San Luis Obispo, Kern, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties.

Bounding Coordinates South West [32.43, -123.03], North East [38.11, -114.01]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Amphibia (amphibians),  Reptilia (reptiles)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1950s-current

Project Data

No Description available

Title Vertebrate Collections Management Project
Funding The data in this resource were funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The personnel involved in the project:

Custodian Steward
Beas-Moix

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 1050a336-b87a-44b1-b0ec-6fe5fcb3d298
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=ccber_herps