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Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections - TCWC Vertebrates

Latest version published by Texas A&M University Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections on Dec 22, 2016 Texas A&M University Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections

The Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections (formerly the Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection - TCWC), is the natural history collection maintained by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University in College Station Texas.

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 230,376 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 230,376 records in English (11 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (10 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 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:

Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Texas A&M University Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections. 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: b6015b60-6f96-43a9-88e5-2f41854e8f07.  Texas A&M University Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

amphibians reptiles fishes mammals birds; amphibians reptiles fishes mammals birds; Museum specimens Voucher specimens; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Heather Prestridge
Curator
Texas A&M University Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, TAMU 2258 77843 College Station TX US +01 (979) 845-5783
http://brtc.tamu.edu

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Heather Prestridge
Curator
Texas A&M University Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, TAMU 2258 77843 College Station TX US +01 (979) 845-5783
http://brtc.tamu.edu

Who filled in the metadata:

Heather Prestridge
Curator
Texas A&M University Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, TAMU 2258 77843 College Station TX US +01 (979) 845-5783
http://brtc.tamu.edu

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Heather Prestridge
Curator
Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections
http://brtc.tamu.edu
Point Of Contact
Toby Hibbitts
Curator
Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections
http://brtc.tamu.edu

Geographic Coverage

Collection geographic strengths are Texas, United States, Mexico, Central and South America. Aquatic holdings are strong from Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, and freshwater locals as above.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections (TCWC Vertebrates) include collections of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and fishes.

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1877-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections

The personnel involved in the project:

Point Of Contact
Heather Prestridge

Collection Data

Collection Name Vertebrate Collection
Collection Identifier TCWC
Parent Collection Identifier TCWC

Additional Metadata

In most cases geospatial data are available for specimens in our collection. To request more detailed locality information please contact us. http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Alternative Identifiers TCWC
b6015b60-6f96-43a9-88e5-2f41854e8f07
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=tcwc_verts