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MSUM Ichthyology and Herpetology Collections

Latest version published by Michigan State University Museum on Dec 22, 2016 Michigan State University Museum

The Michigan State University Museum (MSUM) Ichthyology Research Collection includes 7,100 lots containing over 36,100 marine and freshwater specimens. Of the freshwater holdings, more than half are from Michigan, among them 1,100 specimens collected from the Red Cedar River, which flows through campus. Additional noteworthy series were collected in Ecuador, Mexico, and India. Both fluid-preserved specimens and skeletons (over 1,200) are represented.<br><br> The Michigan State University Museum (MSUM) Herpetology Research Collection includes over 18,600 reptile and amphibian specimens representing Michigan, Mexico, South America, Africa, and Australia. The collection includes fluid-preserved specimens, tanned skins, and over 4,600 skeletons.

Data Records

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MSUM Ichthyology and Herpetology Collections

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Michigan State University Museum. 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: 847bbbde-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  Michigan State University Museum 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:

Laura Abraczinskas
Collections Manager
Michigan State University Museum 409 West Circle Drive 48824 East Lansing MI US +01 517-355-1290
http://museum.msu.edu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Laura Abraczinskas
Collections Manager
Michigan State University Museum 409 West Circle Drive 48824 East Lansing MI US +01 517-355-1290
http://museum.msu.edu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Laura Abraczinskas
Collections Manager
Michigan State University Museum 409 West Circle Drive 48824 East Lansing MI US +01 517-355-1290
http://museum.msu.edu/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Curator
Michael Gottfried
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Ichthyology, and Herpetology
Michigan State University Museum 409 West Circle Drive 48824 East Lansing MI US +01 517-432-7445
http://museum.msu.edu/

Geographic Coverage

Of the freshwater holdings, more than half are from Michigan, among them 1,100 specimens collected from the Red Cedar River, which flows through campus. Additional noteworthy series were collected in Ecuador, Mexico, and India.<br><br> Herpetology holdings represent Michigan, Mexico, South America, Africa, and Australia.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Amphibia,  Reptilia,  Cephalaspidomorphi,  Chondrichthyes,  Actinopterygii,  Sarcopterygii

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 847bbbde-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=msum_fish_herps