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CHAS Malacology Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Chicago Academy of Sciences on Nov 1, 2018 Chicago Academy of Sciences

The Chicago Academy of Sciences’ malacology collection consists of freshwater, marine, and terrestrial Mollusca, as well as specimens representing Echinodermata, Porifera, Brachiopoda, and Cnidaria. It is the third largest in the state of Illinois with approximately 15,000 specimens, split mainly between gastropods and bivalves. Many specimens are associated with Academy collectors, e.g. William Stimpson (1832-1872) or Frank C. Baker (1867-1942). Other major collectors include Elizabeth Emerson Atwater, William Wirt Calkins, Ruthven Deane, J. H. Handwerk, R. L. Lea, Howard N. Lyon, E. N. King, J. W. Velie, Frank Morley Woodruff, and Mrs. E. C. Wiswall. The collection consists mainly of North American varieties of mollusk, with a strong regional focus on the Midwest. Approximately 24% of domestic lots originated in Illinois. Academy expeditions in the late 1800s and early 1900s contributed a significant number of specimens from California and Florida, while a number of specimens collected by William Stimpson came from the eastern coast of the United States. Additional specimens originated in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Mexico, China, Indonesia, and Japan. Collection includes 7 holotypes and 50 syntypes, and specimens were primarily collected pre-1945.

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 15,322 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)
    15322
  • ResourceRelationship 
    15322
  • Multimedia 
    0

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How to cite

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Chicago Academy of Sciences Malacology Collection (CHAS)

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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: 038b6cf8-4c53-4bf3-961e-9fe6c57b813e.  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

Geographic Coverage

Primarily United States, especially the Midwest and Southeast.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum  Annelida,  Arthropoda,  Cnidaria,  Echinodermata,  Mollusca,  Porifera

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1800-Present

Additional Metadata

http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html Rooted in Chicago, Illinois, the Chicago Academy of Sciences was founded in 1857 and was the first science museum in Chicago. Through its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Academy connects its community to local environments and inspires life-long relationships with urban nature. The museum collections and archives contain natural history collections in the disciplines of botany, entomology, geology, herpetology, ichthyology, malacology, mammalogy, oology, ornithology, and paleontology, as well as cultural collections, audio visual collections, and archives. These materials range from the 1830s to the present and are predominantly from North America with a focus in the Midwest/Western Great Lakes region.

Alternative Identifiers 038b6cf8-4c53-4bf3-961e-9fe6c57b813e
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=chas_inv