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SDNHM Birds Collection

Latest version published by San Diego Natural History Museum on Dec 22, 2016 San Diego Natural History Museum

The San Diego Natural History Museum Birds Collection has grown into a major resource on bird species of western North America, including Baja California. Its taxonomic coverage includes 90% of the world's bird families, a coverage extended by the museum's status as a repository for specimens from the San Diego Zoo. The department produced the San Diego County Bird Atlas (http://www.sdnhm.org/science/birds-and-mammals/projects/san-diego-county-bird-atlas/), published in 2004 and based on field work from March 1997 through February 2002.

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 49,262 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

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 49,262 records in English (3 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

San Diego Natural History Museum Birds Collection (SDNHM)

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is San Diego Natural History 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: 84b26828-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  San Diego Natural History 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:

Philip Unitt
Curator
San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park 92101 San Diego CA US +01 619-255-0235
http://www.sdnhm.org/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Philip Unitt
Curator
San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park 92101 San Diego CA US +01 619-255-0235
http://www.sdnhm.org/

Who filled in the metadata:

Philip Unitt
Curator
San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park 92101 San Diego CA US +01 619-255-0235
http://www.sdnhm.org/

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

Geographic Coverage

California, Oregon, Arizona, and Baja California are the states best covered.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Skins of almost all species of North America, including Baja California. The full range of variation (geographic, seasonal, sexual, developmental) of many southwestern species is represented. Passerines with complex geographic variation are covered in greatest depth. The skeleton collection is taxonomically broad, covering over 90% of all bird families. For groups not occurring in western North America, it is based heavily on specimens received through the San Diego Zoo. The waterfowl, parrots, pigeons, starlings, and babblers are among the large families especially well covered. There are 48 primary type specimens (holotypes and syntypes).

Class  Aves (birds)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1869-06-06 / 2015-03-17

Collection Data

Collection Name Collection of birds, San Diego Natural History Museum
Collection Identifier http://www.sdnhm.org/science/birds-and-mammals/
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 84b26828-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=sdnhm_birds