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PSM Vertebrates Collection

Latest version published by James R. Slater Museum of Natural History on Dec 22, 2016 James R. Slater Museum of Natural History

Most of the specimens are from Washington, Oregon, and elsewhere in western North America, but many have been acquired from other parts of the world through collecting and exchange. Specimens are being continually acquired by the museum, and the collections are growing by 1-2%/year. Many skeletons of birds and mammals have been prepared to accompany the more traditional skin collections. Especially noteworthy are the largest collections of herps and bird eggs in the Northwest and, until very recently, the largest collection of mammals in the Northwest. The bird wing collection is also of special significance, as a fifth of the bird specimens in the collection have been prepared since 1990 and thus have associated wings. Because it contains series of many species of vertebrates from throughout western North America, the Slater is an excellent source of material for the study of geographic variation.

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 63,426 records.

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PSM Collection

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is James R. Slater Museum of Natural History. 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: 8eddc200-f535-4c65-9b4d-f723eafe607e.  James R. Slater Museum of Natural History 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:

Gary Shugart
Collections Manager
Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound 1500 N. Warner 98416 Tacoma WA US +01 253-879-3356
http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Gary Shugart
Collections Manager
Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound 1500 N. Warner 98416 Tacoma WA US +01 253-879-3356
http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum

Who filled in the metadata:

Gary Shugart
Collections Manager
Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound 1500 N. Warner 98416 Tacoma WA US +01 253-879-3356
http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum

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

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 8eddc200-f535-4c65-9b4d-f723eafe607e
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=psm_verts