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UAZ Bird Collection

Latest version published by University of Arizona Museum of Natural History on Dec 22, 2016 University of Arizona Museum of Natural History

The University of Arizona's Bird Collection containing over 18,000 cataloged specimens is the largest bird collection in the state. The Museum maintains a traditional study skin collection as well as a wing and tail, skeletal, and nest and egg collection. Originally begun in 1884 by Arizona resident Herbert Brown, the bird collection has seen periodic growth over time due to the efforts of some of the nation's best ornithologists. The Bird Collection remains dedicated to preserving the treasures of the region, while also promoting education and awareness to the public.

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 17,704 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

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Data as a DwC-A file download 17,704 records in English (1 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

University of Arizona Museum of Natural History (UAZ) Bird Collection

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Arizona 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: 96c383a8-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  University of Arizona 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:

George Bradley
Collection Manager
University of Arizona Museum of Natural History Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 85721 Tucson AZ US +1 (520) 621-3187
http://www.eebweb.arizona.edu/Collections/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

George Bradley
Collection Manager
University of Arizona Museum of Natural History Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 85721 Tucson AZ US +1 (520) 621-3187
http://www.eebweb.arizona.edu/Collections/

Who filled in the metadata:

George Bradley
Collection Manager
University of Arizona Museum of Natural History Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 85721 Tucson AZ US +1 (520) 621-3187
http://www.eebweb.arizona.edu/Collections/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Alex Badyaev
Curator
University of Arizona Museum of Natural History Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 85721 Tucson AZ US +1 (520) 621-4005
http://www.eebweb.arizona.edu/Collections/
Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

Geographic coverage for the collection is wide, with specimen representation from seven continents, most of the earths oceans and seas, and over 50 countries. The collection's major strength, however, is in its regional composition, with Arizona garnering 11,125 (62%) of its holdings.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

These specimens represent 1,456 species, from 707 genera, 137 families, and 29 orders.

Class  Aves

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers 96c383a8-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=uaz_birds