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LSUMZ Herp Tissues

Latest version published by Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science on Dec 22, 2016 Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science

About the Collection: LSU is a leader in vertebrate tissue preservation, and the museum’s frozen tissues collection is the largest of its kind in the world. Given the increasing importance of molecular studies (which rely heavily on frozen tissues), the value of this collection is certain to increase in the future. The collection regularly provides samples of tissues to U.S. and foreign scientists. These tissues are used for a wide variety of studies in forensics, epidemiology, conservation, wildlife management, comparative molecular genetics, and phylogenetics. Many tissue samples in the collection are from Neotropical species whose habitats have been disturbed or destroyed. Thus, we have a DNA (genetic) record of those organisms, even though the species themselves may be extinct in all or part of their former range. For information about how to obtain a tissue loan see: https://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/mns/files/2015/09/tissuegrantpolicy-2015.pdf

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 19,733 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 19,733 records in English (487 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science - Herp Tissues (LSUMZ)

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science. 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: 807747cb-d128-4029-af64-9f4ba53c4285.  Louisiana State University Museum of Natural 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:

Donna Dittmann
Collections Manager
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science 119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge LA US +01 225-578-2855
http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/mns/research-collections/genetic-resources/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Donna Dittmann
Collections Manager
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science 119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge LA US +01 225-578-2855
http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/mns/research-collections/genetic-resources/

Who filled in the metadata:

Donna Dittmann
Collections Manager
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science 119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge LA US +01 225-578-2855
http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/mns/research-collections/genetic-resources/

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​

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Reptilia (Reptiles),  Amphibia (Amphibians)

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 807747cb-d128-4029-af64-9f4ba53c4285
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=lsumz-herp-tissues