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LSUMZ Birds Collection

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

The collection of approximately 184,000 cataloged voucher specimens includes about 150,000 skins, 22,000 complete skeletons, and 8,000 fluid-preserved specimens, as well as 2,000 spread wings, 20,000 stomach-content samples and thousands of tape-recordings of bird vocalizations. Holdings from Peru, Bolivia, the West Indies, and the Southeastern United States are the largest in the world. The collection is among the 5-10 largest in the world from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Argentina. There are also substantial holdings from the western USA, Brazil, Africa, Kuwait, and Borneo. The vast majority of specimens were collected since 1950 and, therefore, relatively data-rich; a high percentage of specimens collected since 1980 have associated tissue samples. .For information about how to obtain a loan see: https://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/mns/files/2014/04/Loans-Information-Requests.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 180,988 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 180,988 records in English (5 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 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:

LSUMZ Ornithology Collection

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: 84829fe4-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  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:

Steven Cardiff
Collections Manager
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science 119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge Louisiana US 01 225-578-2855
http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/mns/research-collections/ornithology/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Steven Cardiff
Collections Manager
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science 119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge Louisiana US 01 225-578-2855
http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/mns/research-collections/ornithology/

Who filled in the metadata:

Steven Cardiff
Collections Manager
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science 119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge Louisiana US 01 225-578-2855
http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/mns/research-collections/ornithology/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Point Of Contact
Donna Dittman
Collections Manager
Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science 119 Foster Hall 70803 Baton Rouge Louisiana US 01 225-578-2855
http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/mns/research-collections/ornithology/
Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer
John Wieczorek

Geographic Coverage

Significant holdings from US, Central and South America, Africa, and Malaysia.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Aves

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 84829fe4-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=lsumz_birds