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CHAS Ornithology (Arctos)

Latest version published by Chicago Academy of Sciences on Jul 8, 2018 Chicago Academy of Sciences

The Chicago Academy of Sciences ornithology collection includes over 13,000 specimens, with approximately 12,000 skins and 1,000 mounted specimens. An important addition in 1965 was the donation of 3,600 specimens from S. S. Gregory, which includes the extinct Ivory-billed Woodpeckers and Carolina Parakeets. In all, 583 species of North American birds are represented. Thirty percent of the birds were collected before 1900, including important Illinois specimens from Robert Kennicott and Benjamin T. Gault. There is also a valuable collection of nearly 1,000 Alaskan skins. Other notable collectors include Alfred M. Bailey, P. Brodkorb, Charles D. Brower, Henry K. Coale, Francis S. Dayton, Ruthven Deane, Stephen Strong Gregory, Charles D. Klotz, Roy V. Komarek, Edwin V. Komarek, C. C. Sanborn, and Earl G. Wright.

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 26,601 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)
    26601
  • ResourceRelationship 
    25843
  • Multimedia 
    61

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 26,601 records in English (4 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

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Chicago Academy of Sciences Ornithology Collection (CHAS) - Ornithology

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Chicago Academy of Sciences. 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: 16965647-4120-4e0b-aa57-1eeaf028606e.  Chicago Academy of Sciences 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:

Dawn Roberts
Director of Collections
The Chicago Academy of Sciences 2430 North Cannon Drive 60614 Chicago IL US +01 773-755-5125
http://www.naturemuseum.org

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Dawn Roberts
Director of Collections
The Chicago Academy of Sciences 2430 North Cannon Drive 60614 Chicago IL US +01 773-755-5125
http://www.naturemuseum.org

Who filled in the metadata:

Dawn Roberts
Director of Collections
The Chicago Academy of Sciences 2430 North Cannon Drive 60614 Chicago IL US +01 773-755-5125
http://www.naturemuseum.org

Who else was associated with the resource:

Point Of Contact
Erica Krimmel
Assistant Collections Manager
The Chicago Academy of Sciences 2430 North Cannon Drive 60614 Chicago IL US +01 773-755-5118
http://www.naturemuseum.org
Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
http://arctos.database.museum

Geographic Coverage

United States, primarily the Midwest region, and also expeditions to Alaska, Arizona, the Great Smoky Mountains, Louisiana, Florida, and South Dakota.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The ornithology collection represents 580 species. Most are species that occur in the Midwest, though many of these species are migrants that are also native to South America and Canada.

Class  Aves

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1834-01-01

Additional Metadata

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Alternative Identifiers 16965647-4120-4e0b-aa57-1eeaf028606e
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=chas_birds