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CUMV Amphibian and Reptile Collection

Latest version published by Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates on Aug 18, 2018 Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates

The CUMV Amphibian & Reptile Collection became one of the leading university based herp collections in North America during the first half of this century, largely because of the efforts of Professor Albert Hazen Wright and his wife, Anna Allen Wright. The major strengths of the collection, amphibians from the southeastern United States and both reptiles and amphibians from the Northeast, reflects the intensive collection by the Wrights. Much of the material collected by the Wrights in New York and Georgia is not duplicated elsewhere. The last 15 years have been seen important acquisitions for the collection. To complement our traditional strength in North American taxa, we have made a concerted effort to obtain foreign material, especially synoptic series representing geographic areas. Through collecting, exchanges and acquisition of other various collections we now have good representation of Costa Rican viperids, lizards from Western and South Australia, amphibians and reptiles from Puerto Rico, snakes and lizards from Mexico, and a more representative collection of African and European 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 26,789 records. 1 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)
    26789
  • ResourceRelationship 
    26472

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How to cite

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Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, Amphibian and Reptile Collection

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates. 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: a8ee9bc6-5914-427d-9fba-f8545250ac34.  Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Casey Dillman
Curator of Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles
Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates 159 Sapsucker Woods Road 14850-1923 Ithaca NY US +1 607-254-2162
http://www.cumv.cornell.edu

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Casey Dillman
Curator of Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles
Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates 159 Sapsucker Woods Road 14850-1923 Ithaca NY US +1 607-254-2162
http://www.cumv.cornell.edu

Who filled in the metadata:

Casey Dillman
Curator of Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles
Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates 159 Sapsucker Woods Road 14850-1923 Ithaca NY US +1 607-254-2162
http://www.cumv.cornell.edu

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Charles Dardia
Collections Manager
Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates 159 Sapsucker Woods Road 14850-1923 Ithaca NY US +1 607-254-2161
http://www.cumv.cornell.edu

Geographic Coverage

The major strengths of the collection, amphibians from the southeastern United States and both reptiles and amphibians from the Northeast. The last 15 years have been seen important acquisitions for the collection. To complement our traditional strength in North American taxa, we have made a concerted effort to obtain foreign material, especially synoptic series representing geographic areas. This material includes research specimens collected by Dr. F. Harvey Pough in Western and South Australia. The donation of his personal collection by Dr. Kraig Adler (Neurobiology and Behavior) has added more than 100 new species to the collection. Through collecting, exchanges and acquisition of other various collections we now have good representation of Costa Rican viperids, lizards from Western and South Australia, amphibians and reptiles from Puerto Rico, snakes and lizards from Mexico, and a more representative collection of African and European species.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Amphibia,  Reptilia

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1860 to present

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers a8ee9bc6-5914-427d-9fba-f8545250ac34
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