UAM Bird Collection (Arctos)
The UAM Bird Collection emphasizes the birds of northwesternmost North America, including taxa endemic to Beringia and the circumpolar North, and is the best in existence for avian material from Alaska. The collection consists of over 30,000 birds. Almost all bird species and subspecies known to occur in Alaska are represented and are preserved primarily as skins, skeletons, and tissues. Most recent preparations include skin, partial skeleton, tissue, and stomach samples for each individual. Tissues are part of the UAM Genomic Resources Collection. Specimens are regularly loaned for scientific research. Specimen loan policies and a summary database are available for interested researchers. Arctos has a "storefront" subset of data in the UAM Bird Collection, and we are in the process of porting over the rest.
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 32,705 records.
1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.
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.
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University of Alaska Museum Bird Collection (UAM), University of Alaska Fairbanks
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The UAM bird collection is global, with strongest representation coming from Alaska and places where migratory Alaska birds winter.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
The UAM bird collection is taxonomically synoptic and includes most recent orders of birds, with approximately 140 families, 800 genera, and nearly 2,000 species. The collection holds specimen material for over 90% of the 619 species and subspecies of birds known to occur in Alaska.
|Living Time Period||1880 to present|