DMNS Bird Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Nov 6, 2020 Denver Museum of Nature & Science

he Denver Museum of Nature & Science bird collection contains approximately 53,000 specimens from around the world (1842 to the present), with a focus on the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions. The collection is worldwide in scope (six out of seven continents represented) with excellent taxonomic coverage of class Aves (205 out of ~224 families represented). Ordinal representation is excellent; however, more than half of the birds in the collection belong to Passeriformes. The collection includes study skins, skeletal material (~5,000, most with associated skin), taxidermy mounts, frozen tissue samples (~12,000), and associated parasites (ecto- and endoparasites). Growth of the collection continues primarily through salvage activities. The 7,000 egg sets/nests are curated separately - this collection is also global in scope with a focus on North America and Europe.

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 55,521 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)
    55521
  • Multimedia 
    198

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 55,521 records in English (12 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

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Bird Collection

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Denver Museum of Nature & Science. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2f54cb88-4167-499a-81fb-0a2d02465212.  Denver Museum of Nature & Science 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:

Garth Spellman
Curator of Ornithology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US +01 303-370-6469
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/garth-spellman/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Garth Spellman
Curator of Ornithology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US +01 303-370-6469
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/garth-spellman/

Who filled in the metadata:

Garth Spellman
Curator of Ornithology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US +01 303-370-6469
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/garth-spellman/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
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
Point Of Contact
Jeffrey Stephenson
Collections Manager, Department of Zoology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US (303) 370-8319
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/jeff-stephenson/
Point Of Contact
Andrew Doll
Assistant Collections Manager, Department of Zoology
Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Blvd. 80205-5798 Denver CO US 303-370-8387
https://www.dmns.org/science/zoology/staff/andrew-doll/

Geographic Coverage

The DMNS bird collection is global, with the largest holdings from the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains region.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Aves

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1842-present

Additional Metadata

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

Purpose Natural History Research and Education
Alternative Identifiers 2f54cb88-4167-499a-81fb-0a2d02465212
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=dmns_bird